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Table 4 Treatment means (n = 12 animals per treatment) with SE1 for plasma albumin, globulin and total protein pre (-0.25 h) and post-transport (0, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12 and 24 h).

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

Transport -0.25 h pre 0 h post 1 h post 2 h post 4 h post 6 h post 8 h post 12 h post 24 h post SE1 Effect of time2
Albumin (g/L)
J 0 26.4 27.1 27.3 26.8 27.3 27.3 27.1 27.6 26.9 0.57 P =0.95
J 6 27.7a 29.6b 29.4ab 29.2ab 29.1ab 28.5ab 27.6ab 27.8ab 27.5ab 0.64 P =0.10
J 9 27.1a 29.3b 29.11b 28.4ab 27.7ab 27.6ab 27.7ab 27.5ab 27.6ab 0.68 P= 0.28
J 12 27.8a 29.8b 30.0b 29.5b 28.8ab 28.3ab 28.6ab 28.3ab 28.5ab 0.43 P = 0.01
J 18 27.3a 29.7b 29.3b 28.7ab 28.9ab 28.7ab 28.5ab 28.3ab 27.4ab 0.58 P = 0.08
J 24 27.8b 29.7b 29.9b 30.2b 28.9ab 28.8ab 28.9ab 28.4ab 28.3ab 0.61 P = 0.10
Globulin (g/L)
J 0 40.0 41.4 40.2 40.6 40.6 41.0 40.0 41.6 41.3 0.86 P = 0.85
J 6 39.2 41.1 41.0 39.9 39.0 38.6 38.8 38.4 37.8 0.93 P = 0.18
J 9 40.3 43.2 42.6 41.9 40.3 39.7 40.1 40.7 41.0 1.43 P = 0.68
J 12 37.6a 41.3b 41.0b 40.1ab 39.0ab 38.7ab 38.9ab 38.9ab 39.4ab 0.98 P = 0.19
J 18 39.9 43.4 42.6 42.6 42.2 41.5 41.6 41.8 40.7 1.79 P = 0.95
J 24 39.3a 43.1b 43.1b 43.2b 41.7b 40.5ab 41.1ab 40.9ab 40.7ab 0.81 P = 0.01
Total protein (g/L)
J 0 66.4 68.5 67.5 67.5 67.9 68.4 67.1 69.1 68.2 1.07 P = 0.79
J 6 66.9a 70.6b 70.4b 69.2ab 68.3ab 67.1ab 66.4ab 66.2ab 65.3ab 0.88 P = 0.0001
J 9 67.4a 72.5b 71.7b 70.3ab 67.9ab 67.3ab 67.8ab 68.2ab 68.6ab 1.18 P = 0.01
J 12 65.4a 71.1b 70.9b 69.5b 67.7ab 67.0ab 67.4ab 67.2ab 67.8ab 1.00 P = 0.001
J 18 67.14a 73.0b 71.9b 71.4ab 71.0ab 70.2ab 70.1ab 70.1ab 68.2ab 1.61 P = 0.27
J 24 67.1a 72.8b 73.0b 73.4b 70.6b 69.3ab 70.0b 69.3ab 69.0ab 0.93 P = 0.0001
  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. 1Standard error (SE). 2Effect of time (exact P value).