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Table 1 Overview of bit-related lesions in Icelandic competition horses examined prior to the preliminary rounds

From: Bit-related lesions in Icelandic competition horses

   Bit-related lesions
   Mild Severe Total (%)
Discipline n Buccal Bars Buccal Bars  
5-gaited tests 125 39 16 3 3 61 (49)
4-gaited tests 117 37 6 6 5 54 (46)
Young-riders 81 22 3 6 2 33 (41)
T1 27 3 4 3 3 13 (48)
T2 8 0 1 0 0 1 (13)
Pace test/races 66 10 11 0 1 22 (33)
Total (%) 424 111 (26) 41 (10) 18 (4) 14 (3) 184 (43)
  1. The variation in the frequency of severe lesions deviated significantly between different disciplines in the preliminary rounds, tested by χ2 tests with four degrees of freedom (df) (P = 0.0104).