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Table 5 Descriptive statistics for serum cortisol concentration (nmol/L) by treatment groups at different sampling times

From: Evaluation of thymus morphology and serum cortisol concentration as indirect biomarkers to detect low-dose dexamethasone illegal treatment in beef cattle

Sampling time Group Mean Median St. dev. Min Max
T0 A 48.2 43.3 34.2 5.7 108.0
  B 30.1 15.8 37.9 5.5 159.0
  C 24.3 11.8 26.0 5.5 76.1
T28 A 23.8 18.3 18.9 5.5 73.5
  B 5.9 5.5 1.5 5.5 11.6
  C 7.4 5.5 5.3 5.5 20.6
Slaughterhouse A* 65.9 57.0 47.3 7.0 140.0
  B*§ 9.1 5.5 7.8 5.5 35.4
  C** 82.3 86.8 25.5 34.8 116.0
  1. * 3 days withdrawal period.
  2. **8 days withdrawal period.
  3. §one observation not considered because outlier.