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Table 3 Effect of misting and wallowing on physiologic parameters of heat stressed lactating Murrah buffaloes

From: Effect of misting and wallowing cooling systems on milk yield, blood and physiological variables during heat stress in lactating Murrah buffalo

Parameters RT RR PR
Period (p value) <.0001* <.0001* <.0001*
Treatment (p value) <.0001* <.0001* <.0001*
Control 38.81a 36.61a 48.56 a
Misting 38.41 c 31.67 b 49.06 b
Wallowing 38.57 b 32.39 b 50.61 b
SE for Treatment 0.03 0.24 0.23
Period*Treatment (p value) <.0001* 0.07 0.002*
May Control 38.65 bc 34.00 b 50.00 ab
  Misting 38.28 d 30.17 e 50.00 ab
  Wallowing 38.30 d 31.00 de 51.00 a
June Control 38.78 b 38.83 a 49.00 ab
  Misting 38.48 cd 33.33 bc 49.00 ab
  Wallowing 38.45 cd 33.67 b 49.83 ab
July Control 39.30 a 37.00 a 46.67 c
  Misting 38.73 b 32.50 bcd 48.17 bc
  Wallowing 38.40 d 31.50 cde 51.00 a
SE for Period*Treatment 0.05 0.03 0.41
  1. Effect of Period, treatment and interaction of Period and treatment are indicated with p values
  2. Means within a column having different superscripts differ significantly (p < 0.05)
  3. The standard error uses pooled estimate of error variance
  4. RT Rectal Temperature (°C), RR Respiratory rate (breathes/minute), PR Pulse Rate (beats/minute)