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Table 1 Overview of analyzed metabolites in American Miniature horses (AMH) (n = 50) and Quarter horses (QH) (n = 50)

From: Reference values for amino acids and acylcarnitines in peripheral blood in Quarter horses and American Miniature horses

Metabolites Compared groups
QH♀/QH♂ QH♀/AMH♀ QH♂/AMH♂ AMH♀/AMH♂
C0 0.87 0.44 0.73 0.93
C2 0.61 0.44 0.03* 0.86
C4 0.87 0.14 0.10 0.86
C6 0.61 0.44 0.83 0.96
C6DC 0.29 0.81 0.06 0.86
C8 0.52 0.81 0.01* 0.86
C8.1 0.99 0.07 0.35 0.86
C10 0.61 0.16 0.58 0.93
C10.1 0.80 0.45 0.14 0.86
C10.2 0.52 0.81 0.19 0.93
C12 0.36 0.81 0.06 0.86
C12.1 0.77 0.41 0.22 0.86
C14 0.80 0.06 0.01* 0.86
C14.1 0.61 0.15 0.04* 0.96
C14.2 0.61 0.81 0.14 0.86
C14OH 0.61 0.81 0.35 0.93
C16 0.80 0.15 0.01* 0.86
C16.1 0.61 0.20 0.01* 0.86
C16OH 0.90 0.98 0.74 0.86
C18 0.61 0.81 0.20 0.86
C18.1 0.61 0.29 0.01* 0.86
C18.2 0.61 0.98 0.38 0.93
C18OH 0.61 0.61 0.10 0.93
C5 0.61 0.41 0.03* 0.86
C5.1 0.61 0.41 0.12 0.86
C3 0.87 0.04* 0.03* 0.86
ALA 0.61 0.06 0.01* 0.93
ARG 0.89 0.00* 0.03* 0.86
CIT 0.87 0.45 0.07 0.86
GLY 0.36 0.45 0.03* 0.93
LEU 0.61 0.00* 0.00* 0.86
MET 0.89 0.43 0.78 0.86
ORN 0.97 0.01* 0.15 0.86
PHE 0.80 0.28 0.14 0.93
PRO 0.80 0.00* 0.01* 0.86
SA 0.61 0.23 0.22 0.86
TYR 0.61 0.11 0.38 0.86
VAL 0.87 0.00* 0.04* 0.86
  1. The data were statistically compared according to breed (AMH vs. QH) and gender (♂ vs. ♀). See Abbreviations for metabolite abbreviations
  2. * Represents a P value of P ≤ 0.05