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Table 2 Effects of fermented herbal tea residue feed on respiratory rate and rectal temperature of fattening cattle

From: Fermentation quality of herbal tea residue and its application in fattening cattle under heat stress

Items Time CN LC HC
Respiratory rates
(breaths/min)
8:00 87.12 ± 1.25 86.67 ± 1.12 85.00 ± 1.48
15:00 87.50 ± 2.80a 83.00 ± 2.80ab 78.50 ± 1.00b
22:00 86.50 ± 3.20a 80.50 ± 3.43ab 77.20 ± 1.74b
Rectal temperature
(°C)
8:00 38.85 ± 0.04a 38.75 ± 0.04ab 38.61 ± 0.05b
15:00 38.88 ± 0.06a 38.78 ± 0.05ab 38.60 ± 0.08c
22:00 38.80 ± 0.05 38.73 ± 0.07 38.68 ± 0.07
  1. The values were showed as the means ± standard error (N = 15); Different letters showed significant difference (P < 0.05), while the same letter or no letter showed no significant difference (P > 0.05)
  2. HTR herbal tea residue, CN no herbal tea residues, the control group, LC 15% fermented HTRs replaced, the 15% replacement group, HC 30% fermented HTRs replaced, the 30% replacement group