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Table 9 Treatment means with SE1 for red blood cell (RBC) number, whole blood haemoglobin (Hgb) concentrations, and haematocrit (%) 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
RBC (× 106/μL)
J 0 10.0a 9.3b 8.8b 8.8b 9.1b 9.3b 8.8b 9.1b 9.0b 0.25 P = 0.02
J 6 9.4 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.2 9.2 9.0 9.1 8.7 0.30 P = 0.58
J 9 9.3 9.6 9.6 9.5 9.3 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.1 0.40 P = 0.993
J 12 9.6 9.5 9.7 9.8 9.6 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.0 0.30 P = 0.823
J 18 9.9 9.8 9.8 9.8 10.1 9.8 9.9 10.0 9.2 0.29 P = 0.75
J 24 8.8 8.9 9.1 9.2 9.0 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.7 0.25 P = 0.81
Hgb (g/dL)
J 0 11.2a 10.4b 10.0b 9.8b 10.1b 10.2b 9.7b 9.9b 9.9b 0.28 P = 0.01
J 6 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 9.7 9.6 9.5 9.6 9.3 0.24 P = 0.35
J 9 9.5 9.5 9.7 9.5 9.3 9.3 9.2 9.6 9.2 0.26 P = 0.887
J 12 9.9a 9.8ab 10.1ab 10.1ab 9.9ab 9.7ab 9.9ab 9.8ab 9.3b 0.18 P = 0.120
J 18 10.1 10.0 10.1 10.0 10.1 9.9 9.8 10.1 9.1 0.26 P = 0.15
J 24 9.0 9.1 9.4 9.5 9.2 9.2 9.3 9.3 9.3 0.22 P = 0.86
Haematocrit (%)
J 0 33.9a 31.7b 29.8b 29.5b 30.3b 30.3b 29.1b 30.2b 29.7b 0.94 P = 0.02
J 6 30.4a 31.2ab 31.1ab 30.8ab 29.9ab 29.7ab 29.2ab 29.5ab 27.6b 0.78 P = 0.05
J 9 28.5 29.7 29.8 29.2 28.7 28.3 28.5 28.9 27.7 0.94 P = 0.87
J 12 29.9a 30.0ab 30.4ab 30.4ab 29.7ab 29.1ab 29.1ab 29.0ab 27.9b 0.66 P = 0.20
J 18 30.1 29.9 30.1 29.5 30.6 29.8 29.8 30.5 28.0 0.88 P = 0.73
J 24 27.2 27.4 27.8 28.3 27.3 27.1 27.1 27.6 27.0 0.65 P = 0.93
  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).