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Table 1 Carcass weight, liver weight, fat content in femoral bone marrow, muscle index, and rumino-reticulum weights (tissue and content) of 28 completely emaciated reindeer carcasses. Mean (SD), range and number of animals (n). Total n less than 28 is due to lacking data.

From: Fatal inanition in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus): Pathological findings in completely emaciated carcasses

  Total carcass weight (TCW) (kg) Liver weight (g) Fat content in bone marrow (% of wet weight) Muscle index (kg/cm3) Rumino-reticulum weight (kg) Rumino-reticulum weight (% of TCW)
Male yearlings 25.7 (4.2) 385 (99) 0.6 (0.2) 3.8 (0.59) 4.2 (1.5) 17.1 (3.9)
  19–31.5 250–533 0.2–0.9 2.9–4.9 1.9–7.3 12.3–26.9
  n = 10 n = 11 n = 10 n = 8 n = 11 n = 10
Female yearlings 22.7 (2,8) 300 (40) 0.4 (0.1) 3.8 (0.70) 4.1 (1.2) 18.6 (4.0)
  18–26 264–354 0.3–0.5 3.0–4.5 2.8–5.3 14.6–23.0
  n = 6 n = 5 n = 6 n = 5 n = 5 n = 5
Female two-year-old 37.9 (11.3) 526 (197) 0.6 (0.3) 5.5 (1.6) 9.1 (3.2) 15.9 (11.0)
  24.5–51 298–759 0.2–1.0 3.9–7.1 5.8–12.2 17.1–23.8
  n = 4 n = 4 n = 4 n = 3 n = 3 n = 3
Female adults 41.9 (4.2) 633 (122) 0.4 (0.1) 4.6 (0.58) 8.3 (2.2) 19.3 (3.8)
  37–48.5 420–776 0.2–0.5 3.9–5.6 4.8–11.1 12.6–23.0
  n = 7 n = 7 n = 7 n = 6 n = 6 n = 6