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From: Effect of pre-weaning concentrate supplementation on peripheral distribution of leukocytes, functional activity of neutrophils, acute phase protein and behavioural responses of abruptly weaned and housed beef calves

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Experimental design and sample collection schedule for beef calves that were supplemented with concentrates for 26 d prior to abrupt weaning (d 0) and subsequently offered grass silage plus concentrates at housing. * denotes additional blood collection time-points for haematological analysis and rectal body temperature recordings. Concentrate supplemented (CS) calves were offered concentrates for 26 d prior to weaning, whereas non supplemented (NCS) calves were not offered concentrates during the pre-weaning period (d -26 to d 0). On d 0, all calves were abruptly weaned, housed and offered grass silage ad libitium plus concentrates.

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