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Table 3 Need for veterinary treatment of bitches with more than one whelping during the period of study (n = 53)(means ± SD)

From: A survey of dystocia in the Boxer breed

Order of the litter among litters included in the study Bitches needing veterinary help/total number of bitches with more than one litter Bitches needing veterinary help (%) Mean age of bitch at the time of whelping (years)
First 9/53 16.9 3.2 (± 1.3)
Second 20/53 37.7 4.3 (± 1.3)
Third 3/6 50.0 5.3 (± 0.8)