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Table 8 Treatment means (n = 12 animals per treatment) with SE1 for lymphocyte and neutrophil percentage (%) 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
Lymphocyte (%)
J 0 73.2a 77.8ab 74.5ab 71.9ab 68.3ab 62.0b 58.3b 44.8b 63.8b 3.35 P = 0.0001
J 6 65.2a 43.6b 46.7b 43.1b 42.9b 46.3b 47.2b 56.0b 57.3b 2.49 P = 0.0001
J 9 65.9a 39.8b 41.4b 41.8b 47.7 b 48.4b 47.8b 52.0b 53.7b 3.02 P = 0.0001
J 12 74.6a 49.5b 46.5b 49.0b 59.5b 60.0b 51.0b 51.6b 63.6b 2.99 P = 0.0001
J 18 68.4a 52.8b 48.9b 50.3b 50.8b 51.8b 43.5b 49.6b 59.8b 2.94 P = 0.0001
J 24 69.4a 50.8b 56.6b 49.2b 47.2b 56.1b 53.8b 52.2b 56.3b 2.79 P = 0.0001
Neutrophil (%)
J 0 24.1a 19.8b 23.1b 26.6b 29.9b 36.1b 40.3b 54.1b 34.8b 3.31 P = 0.0001
J 6 30.8a 55.2b 55.5ab 55.6ab 56.1ab 52.8b 51.3b 42.3b 42.8b 2.56 P = 0.0001
J 9 25.6a 60.1b 59.1b 57.9b 51.8b 51.0b 50.5b 45.8b 42.8b 2.74 P = 0.0001
J 12 22.9a 48.6b 52.8b 50.8b 39.9b 38.7b 47.5b 46.4b 34.7b 3.04 P = 0.0001
J 18 28.2a 46.1b 50.4b 48.7b 48.7b 44.8b 54.5b 46.7b 36.8b 2.96 P = 0.0001
J 24 28.9a 48.7b 42.7b 49.0b 50.2b 41.3b 42.3b 43.6b 41.8b 2.90 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).