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Table 6 Treatment means (n = 12 animals per treatment) with SE1 for plasma haptoglobin, glucose and NEFA 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
Haptoglobin (Hgb binding capacity/L)
J 0 0.16 a 0.34ab 0.34ab 0.32ab 0.34ab 0.32ab 0.33ab 0.36ab 0.60b 0.09 P = 0.19
J 6 0.10 0.08 0.09 0.10 0.12 0.11 0.09 0.11 0.16 0.01 P = 0.0002
J 9 0.15 0.16 0.16 0.15 0.15 0.18 0.19 0.22 0.29 0.08 P = 0.96
J 12 0.10a 0.14ab 0.17b 0.14ab 0.13ab 0.13ab 0.14ab 0.17b 0.23b 0.02 P = 0.013
J 18 0.09a 0.16ab 0.15ab 0.13ab 0.14ab 0.14ab 0.14ab 0.14ab 0.26b 0.03 P = 0.03
J 24 0.05a 0.12ab 0.13ab 0.12ab 0.11ab 0.14b 0.24b 0.25b 0.41b 0.03 P = 0.0001
Glucose (mmol/L)
J 0 4.7a 4.1b 4.3ab 4.3ab 3.8b 4.0b 4.0b 4.1b 4.4ab 0.14 P = 0.002
J 6 4.7a 4.9ab 5.4b 5.4b 4.9ab 4.9ab 4.9ab 4.9ab 4.2ab 0.22 P = 0.01
J 9 4.4a 5.7b 5.5b 5.2b 4.7ab 4.6ab 4.4ab 4.3ab 4.3ab 0.15 P = 0.0001
J 12 4.8a 6.3b 6.0b 5.5b 5.3ab 4.9ab 4.8ab 4.6ab 4.7ab 0.20 P = 0.0001
J 18 4.7a 5.7b 5.9b 5.1ab 4.7ab 4.5ab 4.5ab 4.2ab 4.4ab 0.22 P = 0.0001
J 24 4.3a 5.8b 5.4b 5.1b 4.8ab 4.6ab 4.2ab 4.1ab 4.2ab 0.19 P = 0.0001
NEFA (μmol/L)
J 0 0.25a 0.88b 0.69b 0.42b 0.34ab 0.32ab 0.29ab 0.22ab 0.56b 0.05 P = 0.0001
J 6 0.26a 0.35ab 0.19ab 0.14ab 0.15ab 0.18ab 0.25ab 0.42b 0.23ab 0.04 P = 0.0001
J 9 0.24a 0.32ab 0.12b 0.09b 0.10b 0.13b 0.15ab 0.22ab 0.22ab 0.03 P = 0.0001
J 12 0.28a 0.32ab 0.12b 0.11b 0.12b 0.15b 0.21ab 0.21ab 0.35ab 0.03 P = 0.0001
J 18 0.19a 0.40b 0.17ab 0.16ab 0.23ab 0.30ab 0.25ab 0.30ab 0.55b 0.06 P = 0.0001
J 24 0.27a 0.44b 0.40b 0.25ab 0.22ab 0.22ab 0.15ab 0.13ab 0.48b 0.04 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).