Variable
 
Days post weaning^{1}
  
Pvalues^{3}


Group

0

1

2

3

7

14

21

SEM

T^{2}

S

T × S


Total leukocytes (× 10^{9}cells/L)

C

8.56

10.58^{c}

9.76^{a}

9.28

9.39

9.18

8.61

0.18

NS

**

NS


H

8.42

9.52^{a}

8.94

9.09

9.25

9.07

8.90

0.14

Lymphocytes (×10^{9} cells/L)

C

3.44

4.12

3.68

3.95

4.44^{a}

4.50^{a}

3.80

0.13

NS

*

NS


H

3.57

3.87

4.21

3.97

4.58^{a}

4.08

3.66

0.12

Neutrophils (×10^{9} cells/L)

C

3.68

5.14^{c,x}

4.62^{a,x}

4.06

4.37

3.69

3.26

0.14

NS

**

0.026


H

3.39

3.97^{y}

3.71^{y}

4.21^{a}

3.72

3.96

3.81

0.10

N:L ratio

C

1.07

1.32

1.31^{x}

1.04

1.00

0.83

0.90

0.05

NS

NS

NS


H

0.99

1.06

0.94^{y}

1.14

0.86

1.01

1.17

0.04

RBC (× 10^{12} cells/L)

C

8.20

8.27

7.96^{x}

7.93^{x}

7.95^{x}

8.20^{x}

8.49

0.07

***

***

***


H

8.09

8.66^{b}

8.85^{c,y}

8.85^{c,y}

8.55^{a,y}

8.66^{b,y}

9.81^{c,y}

0.08

HGB (g/L)

C

114.09

115.96^{x}

108.59^{x}

107.96^{x}

103.96^{bx}

111.09^{x}

120.34^{x}

1.44

***

***

**


H

116.29

124.54^{a,y}

126.91^{b,y}

127.16^{b,y}

120.79^{y}

122.29^{y}

138.16^{c,y}

1.13

 Values are expressed as least squares means (LSmeans)
 ^{1}1, 2, 3, 7, 14, and 21 d relative to weaning (= 0 d)
 ^{2}T: MR treatment; S: sampling time; T × S: MR treatment × sampling time interaction
 ^{3}Superscripts a, b, c within rows to indicate the LSmeans differ from 1, 2, 3, 7, 14, and 21 d compared with 0 d by P < 0.05, P < 0.01, and P < 0.001, respectively; x, y within columns, to indicate that the LSmeans differ between the C and H groups by P < 0.05; * P < 0.05, ** P < 0.01, *** P < 0.001, NS: not significant (P > 0.05)