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Table 1 Least squares means (s.e.) for RBC, HGB, and HCT in beef cows following abrupt weaning and subsequent housing

From: Characterisation of physiological and immunological responses in beef cows to abrupt weaning and subsequent housing

  Pre-weaning Days post-weaning Pre-housing Days post-housing
Variable 0 2 7 14 21 28 35 0 2 7 14 21
RBC 7.4 7.5 7.2a 6.8a 6.9a 7.1 7.6 7.6 7.7 7.7 7.5 7.6
(× 106/μl) (0.10) (0.09) (0.11) (0.07) (0.08)a (0.08) (0.11) (0.11) (0.09) (0.10) (0.09) (0.09)
HGB 11.9 12.1 12.0 11.6 11.9 12.1 12.0 13.3 13.4 13.6d 13.7d 13.7d
(g/dl) (0.12) (0.12) (0.14) (0.12) (0.11) (0.10) (0.16) (0.16) (0.12) (0.14) (0.13) (0.14)
HCT 31.6 31.9 31.0 30.2a 30.6a 31.9 34.1a 34.1 34.4 35.1d 32.1d 32.8d
(%) (0.31) (0.31) (0.41) (0.32) (0.28) (0.26) (0.42) (0.42) (0.32) (0.37) (0.32) (0.35)
  1. a,b,cWithin a row, means differ from pre-weaning baseline by P < 0.05, P < 0.01, and P < 0.001, respectively. d,e,fWithin a row, means differ from pre-housing baseline by P < 0.05, P < 0.01, and P < 0.001, respectively. RBC: red blood cell number, HGB: haemoglobin concentration, HCT: haematocrit percentage.