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Table 3 Least squares means (s.e.) for concentration of glucose, NEFA, and βHB 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
Glucose 3.2 3.7c 3.8c 3.6c 3.8c 3.7c 3.7c 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.8
(mmol/l) (0.03) (0.04) (0.04) (0.03) (0.04) (0.04) (0.06) (0.06) (0.06) (0.05) (0.04) (0.07)
NEFA 0.37 0.20a 0.24a 0.12a 0.10a 0.12a 0.41 0.41 0.38 0.26d 0.08d 0.10d
(mmol/l) (0.08) (0.09) (0.08) (0.008 (0.006 (0.007 (0.08) (0.008) (0.008 (0.007) (0.006) (0.008
βHB 0.29 0.39c 0.23c 0.30 0.28 0.29 0.28 0.28 0.27 0.20f 0.24e 0.31
(mmol/l) (0.009) (0.012 (0.006 (0.010 (0.009 (0.006 (0.008 (0.018) (0.010 (0.005) (0.008) (0.009
  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. NEFA: non esterified fatty acid, βHB: β-hydroxybutyrate.