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Table 2 Plasma Cortisol and Substance P values in Band and Surgically Castrated Animals

From: Efficacy of oral meloxicam suspension for prevention of pain and inflammation following band and surgical castration in calves

Day of Study Treatment Plasma Cortisol (ηmol/L) Substance P (pg/L)
Band Castrated Surgical Castrated Band Castrated Surgical Castrated
   Mean (SE) P value Mean (SE) P value Mean (SE) P value Mean (SE) P value
Day
-1
Meloxicam 14.2 (1.6) 0.8519 16.4 (2.3) 0.6041 243.9 (16.4) 0.4679 249.8 (7.8) 0.4849
Control (Saline) 13.2 (1.4) 18.7 (1.9) 268.2 (15.6) 244.5 (11.5)
Day 0 Meloxicam 23.9 (1.2) 0.0032 39.6 (5.5) 0.0421 243.7 (13.9) 0.0012 267.9 (11.2) 0.0137
Control (Saline) 36.1 (4.5) 58.0 (7.7) 340.5 (23.0) 314.7 (13.4)
Day 1 Meloxicam 29.6 (5.3) 0.0340 14.1 (2.1) 0.8785 261.8 (15.5) 0.0181 260.6 (8.1) 0.0424
Control (Saline) 38.4 (3.6) 18.2 (5.1) 335.5 (23.8) 304.4 (17.0)
Day 2 Meloxicam 33.4 (5.4) 0.8846 9.3 (1.7) 0.0808 251.6 (14.9) 0.0680 273.2 (10.4) 0.3947
Control (Saline) 33.6 (4.3) 13.7 (2.4) 295.2 (16.3) 301.1 (17.0)
Day 3 Meloxicam 27.6 (6.7) 0.6783 14.9 (2.0) 0.4581 253.7 (12.7) 0.5338 333.7 (11.2) 0.8103
Control (Saline) 28.7 (6.4) 19.6 (3.0) 264.9 (16.4) 334.8 (5.3)