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Table 1 Changes in rectal body temperature (°C) in control and transported (RT and ULT) animals (n = 20 animals/treatment)

From: The effect of road and sea transport on inflammatory, adrenocortical, metabolic and behavioural responses of weanling heifers

Variable d 0 pre-transport d 2 Arrival in French lairage D 3 post-12 h lairage d 4 arrival in Spain d 6 post-transport d 8 post-transport d 10 post-transport d 34 post-transport
Control 39.5 ± 0.15ax 39.5 ± 0.13abx 39.7 ± 0.15abx 40.3 ± 0.15bx 39.6 ± 0.14abx 39.5 ± 0.15abx 39.5 ± 0.59abx 39.0 ± 0.12abx
RT 39.2 ± 0.11ax 39.4 ± 0.14abx 39.0 ± 0.20aby 39.9 ± 0.19bx 39.0 ± 0.10aby 39.6 ± 0.12bx 39.6 ± 0.15abx 39.4 ± 0.12aby
ULT 39.2 ± 0.13ax 39.7 ± 0.17bx 39.1 ± 0.18aby 40.1 ± 0.19bx 39.1 ± 0.14aby 39.6 ± 0.18abx 39.7 ± 0.22abx 39.3 ± 0.12abxy
  1. The values are expressed as mean (°C) ± s.e. Control = not transported; RT (transported animals that remained on the transporter at the French lairage for 12 h) and ULT animals transported (transported animals that were unloaded at the French lairage for a 12 h rest period) at a stocking density of 0.93 m2 per animal;a,bWithin a row, means not having a common superscript differ significantly (P < 0.05);x,ywithin a column at each sampling time point (day (d)), treatment means differ by P < 0.05. Data were analysed using SAS/STAT (9.1 (SAS Inst. Inc., Cary, NC, USA). The differences between means were tested using the Tukey-Kramer test for multiple comparisons.
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