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Table 2 Effect of eradication of lice on the frequency of light flecks and spots in different regions of the hide (n = 1032).

From: The Effect of Eradication of Lice on the Occurrence of the Grain Defect Light Flecks and Spots on Cattle Hides

Region Time Max. score p-value
   0 1 2 3  
Neck and Shoulders Before eradication 32.1% 40.0% 23.9% 4.1%  
  After eradication 70.0% 21.5% 7.5% 0.9% <0.0001
Forelimbs and dewlap Before eradication 60.9% 24.5% 11.4% 3.3%  
  After eradication 77.6% 11.5% 9.2% 1.8% <0.0001
Back Before eradication 67.9% 15.2% 13.0% 3.8%  
  After eradication 90.4% 7.1% 2.1% 0.5% <0.0001
Rump, hindlimbs, sides And belly Before eradication 84.5% 13.3% 2.2% 0.0%  
  After eradication 90.4% 7.1% 2.1% 0.5% <0.007
  1. Score 0 – No damage
  2. Score 1 – Slight damage, with 1–2 light fleck or spot pr. 100 cm2.
  3. Score 2 – Some damage, with 3–5 light fleck or spots pr. 100 cm2.
  4. Score 3 – Severe damage, with more than 5 light fleck or spots pr. 100 cm2.