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Table 4 Effects of ingested E+ or E- Achnatherum inebrians on heart rate and rectal temperatures of han sheep1, 2

From: Effects of feeding drunken horse grass infected with Epichloë gansuensis endophyte on animal performance, clinical symptoms and physiological parameters in sheep

Week Heart rate (beats per minute) Rectal temperature(°C)
E + E - Control E + E - Control
0 70 ± 4.5 72 ± 3.1 72 ± 3.3 39.1 ± 0.2 39.0 ± 0.2 39.0 ± 0.2
1 78 ± 16.1 74 ± 6.2 70 ± 3.2 39.3 ± 0.3 39.1 ± 0.4 39.1 ± 0.1
2 81 ± 9.4a 71 ± 3.9b 69 ± 5.2b 38.5 ± 0.2b 39.0 ± 0.1a 39.0 ± 0.1a
3 79 ± 3.3a 72 ± 3.8b 72 ± 3.2b 39.8 ± 0.3a 39.1 ± 0.2b 39.3 ± 0.1b
4 73 ± 7.2 68 ± 5.7 67 ± 4.7 39.1 ± 0.2a 38.6 ± 0.4b 38.8 ± 0.2b
5 72 ± 1.5 70 ± 2.1 71 ± 4.9 39.6 ± 0.3a 38.7 ± 0.6b 38.9 ± 0.3b
  1. 1Data were recorded at 3 pm on Saturday of the 0, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th week
  2. 2E+ = drunken horse grass, Epichloë endophyte-infected; E- = drunken horse grass, endophyte-free
  3. a-bMeans within a row between three treatments not bearing a common superscript letter differ (P ≤ 0.05)