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Table 2 Body composition measurements

From: White-nose syndrome initiates a cascade of physiologic disturbances in the hibernating bat host

Parameter Pd infected bats Control bats
All data n = 22 n = 10
Initial TBW % BM 53.4 (4.3) 58.8 (2.4)
Final TBW % BM 60.5 (3.9) 61.0 (4.6)
Initial BM (g) 7.64 (0.75) 7.48 (0.58)
Final BM (g) 6.60 (0.68) 6.41 (0.57)
Paired data n = 14 n = 4
Change in TBW % BM + 9.1 (3.5) + 4.0 (3.9)
Fat energy use (kJ) 43.9 (13.6) 20.5 (14.7)
  1. Values of body mass (BM) and total body water as percentage of body mass (TBW % BM) were used to estimate net fat energy use over 67 d for individual little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) experimentally infected with Pseudogymnoascus destructans and negative control (non-infected) bats. Values in the table are mean (SD) and n = sample size. Initial TBW % BM was significantly different between treatment groups. Over the course of the experiment, infected bats demonstrated a significant increase in TBW % BM and used significantly more fat energy than non-infected bats. Body mass decreased significantly over the experiment in infected and control bats but there was no difference between groups.