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Table 2 Effect of concentrate supplementation for 26 days pre-weaning on rectal body temperature in abruptly weaned and housed beef calves

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

   Days post-weaning   P-values1
   0 1 2 3 7 14 Pooled s.e.m. T S T×S
Rectal body temperature, °C CS 38.3a 39.0b 38.7b 38.5a 38.6a 38.4a 0.11 ** ** NS
  NCS 38.5a 39.1b 38.9b 38.6a 38.6a 38.6a     
  1. T = treatment, S = sampling time, T × S = treatment × sampling time interaction.
  2. CS = concentrate supplement prior to abrupt weaning (n = 10).
  3. NCS = no concentrate supplement prior to abrupt weaning (n = 10).
  4. 1Levels of significance: NS = P > 0.05, ** = P < 0.01. a, bWithin a row, least squares means without a common superscript differ (P <0.05).