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Table 3 Mean live weight (kg) ± s.d. in control and transported bulls (n = 12 animals per treatment) for the respective journey (J) times pre- and post-transport.

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

Pre-transport Post-transport
Journey
(J)
-24 h -0.25 h 0 h 4 h 12 h 24 h
J 0 370.5 ± 49.8 373.2 ± 48.5 352.8 ± 45.8 360.1 ± 48.4 366.8 ± 48.9 356.9 ± 46.5
J 6 370.8 ± 32.6 367.1 ± 31.8 349.8 ± 29.6 362.2 ± 30.1 363.2 ± 32.6 362.2 ± 33.4
J 9 369.3 ± 50.1 362.4 ± 50.9 346.2 ± 48.2 359.2 ± 48.0 355.2 ± 48.9 361.2 ± 50.0
J 12 367.7 ± 26.2 367.0 ± 26.6 346.1 ± 26.1 360.8 ± 27.1 359.7 ± 27.1 365.8 ± 27.5
J 18 365.2 ± 27.0a 363.8 ± 26.3a 339.5 ± 22.7b 345.6 ± 24.0ab 350.1 ± 24.9ab 349.3 ± 25.8ab
J 24 362.8 ± 21.1a 359.7 ± 20.7a 332.6 ±19.6b 346.4 ± 19.5ab 354.7 ± 22.2ab 352.7 ± 21.2ab
  1. Control = J 0 not transported; animals transported for journey (J) durations of 6, 9, 12, 18 and 24 hours (h) by road at a stocking density of 1.02 m2 per animal. a,b,within a row, means differ from pre-transport baseline (-0.25 h pre-transport) at P < 0.05.