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Table 2 Water consumption (litres) per animal (n = 12 animals per treatment) during and after different transport journey (J) durations.

From: Effect of road transport for up to 24 hours followed by twenty-four hour recovery on live weight and physiological responses of bulls

J duration
(hour (h))
Water intake (litres) during transport Distance travelled by road (km) Post-transport
(water intake (litres))
    0 - 4 h 5 - 12 h 13 - 24 h
0 h 4.1 0 20.2a 4.5b 0.0b
6 h 5.0 280 8.0a 3.5b 0.5b
9 h 5.0 435 11.5a 1.5b 6.0b
12 h 0.0 582 8.5a 6.5ab 4.0b
18 h 1.8 902 5.5a 7.0ab 3.0b
24 h 3.9 1192 9.0a 7.0ab 1.0c
  1. Control = J 0 not transported (control); J 6, J 9, J 12, J 18 and J 24 = animals transported for journey durations of 6, 9, 12, 18 and 24 hours by road at a stocking density of 1.02 m2 per animal.
  2. a,b, within row means not having a common superscript differ significantly (P < 0.05).