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Research Article

Comparison of Two Methods for the Measurement of Medial and Lateral Metapodial Bones in Karagouniko Sheep (Ovis aries, L. 1758) and Hellenic Goat (Capra hircus, L. 1758)

Table 2

Mean ± SE of the absolute relative deviations (%) obtained between the two measurements of the same bone for each method (caliper and 2-dimensional method).

Metapodial bonesCaliperTwo-dimensional method

Medial metacarpal sheep0.59 ± 0.03a0.24 ± 0.02b
Lateral metacarpal sheep0.60 ± 0.023a0.24 ± 0.016b
Medial metatarsal sheep0.61 ± 0.013a0.25 ± 0.015b
Lateral metatarsal sheep0.59 ± 0.014a0.25 ± 0.016b
Medial metacarpal goats0.72 ± 0.035a0.31 ± 0.024b
Lateral metacarpal goats0.72 ± 0.032a0.29 ± 0.019b
Medial metatarsal goats0.75 ± 0.020a0.30 ± 0.013b
Lateral metatarsal goats0.74 ± 0.018a0.30 ± 0.017b

Different superscripts at the same row denote significant difference.

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