Table 2

Effect of concentrate supplementation for 26 days pre-weaning on rectal body temperature in abruptly weaned and housed beef calves


Days post-weaning

P-values1


0

1

2

3

7

14

Pooled s.e.m.

T

S

T×S


Rectal body temperature, °C

CS

38.3a

39.0b

38.7b

38.5a

38.6a

38.4a

0.11

**

**

NS

NCS

38.5a

39.1b

38.9b

38.6a

38.6a

38.6a


T = treatment, S = sampling time, T × S = treatment × sampling time interaction.

CS = concentrate supplement prior to abrupt weaning (n = 10).

NCS = no concentrate supplement prior to abrupt weaning (n = 10).

1Levels of significance: NS = P > 0.05, ** = P < 0.01. a, bWithin a row, least squares means without a common superscript differ (P <0.05).

Lynch et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:1   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-1

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