Experimental design and sample collection schedule for beef calves that were supplemented with concentrates for 26 d prior to abrupt weaning (d 0) and subsequently offered grass silage plus concentrates at housing. * denotes additional blood collection time-points for haematological analysis and rectal body temperature recordings. Concentrate supplemented (CS) calves were offered concentrates for 26 d prior to weaning, whereas non supplemented (NCS) calves were not offered concentrates during the pre-weaning period (d -26 to d 0). On d 0, all calves were abruptly weaned, housed and offered grass silage ad libitium plus concentrates.
Lynch et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:1 doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-1