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Table 4 Effect of misting and wallowing on hematological 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 PCV (%) Hb (g %) TEC (106/μl) MCV (fL) MCH (pg) MCHC TLC (103/μl) Neutro % Lymph % Mono % Eosino % Baso %
Period (p value) 0.977 0.77 0.51 0.47 0.64 0.77 0.20 0.01* 0.002* 0.82 0.77 0
Treatment (p value) 0.01* 0.12 0.03* 0.06 0.08 0.06 <.0001* <.0001* <.0001* <.0001* 0.63 0
Control 25.42b 9.17 4.63 b 55.40 19.77 36.53 7.40a 32.94 a 57.94 a 4.11a 5.00 0
Misting 29.79 a 9.72 4.91 ab 51.47 19.76 32.81 7.03b 27.83 b 62.83 b 4.17a 5.17 0
Wallowing 30.45 a 10.33 5.30 a 60.64 17.48 33.94 6.99b 26.61 b 63.50 b 5.17b 4.72 0
SE for Treatment 1.17 0.39 0.17 2.61 0.81 1.11 0.03 0.43 0.38 0.14 0.33 0
Period*Treatment (p value) 0.96 0.99 0.92 0.60 0.64 0.86 0.10 0.01* 0.0004* 0.93 0.87 0
May Control 26.33 9.40 4.82 57.88 19.46 36.32 7.25 ab 31.00 b 60.00 cd 4.00 b 5.00 0
  Misting 29.22 10.07 5.11 64.34 19.62 34.84 6.99bc 26.67cd 64.17a 4.17 ab 5.00 0
  Wallowing 30.65 10.43 5.36 60.52 16.47 34.06 7.03 bc 26.33 cd 63.50 ab 5.17 a 5.00 0
June Control 25.61 9.23 4.63 55.33 19.87 36.45 7.44 a 32.67 ab 58.17 de 4.00 b 5.17 0
  Misting 30.00 9.60 4.94 57.05 19.38 32.07 7.02 bc 29.50 bc 60.67 bcd 4.17 ab 5.67 0
  Wallowing 30.05 10.13 5.18 55.75 19.51 33.70 7.08 bc 27.50 cd 62.83 abc 5.17 a 4.50 0
July Control 24.33 8.87 4.43 48.27 19.97 36.85 7.52a 35.17 a 55.67 e 4.33 ab 4.83 0
  Misting 30.16 9.50 4.68 55.13 20.29 31.51 6.95 c 27.33 cd 63.67 ab 4.17 ab 4.83 0
  Wallowing 30.65 10.43 5.36 48.27 16.47 34.06 7.01 bc 26.00 d 64.17a 5.17 a 4.67 0
SE for Period*Treatment 2.02 0.67 0.29 4.53 1.40 1.92 0.60 0.74 0.66 0.26 0.57 0
  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
  3. The standard error uses pooled estimate of error variance
  4. PCV Packed Cell Volume, Hb Hemoglobin, TEC Total Erythrocyte Count, MCV Mean Corpuscular Volume, MCH Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin, MCHC Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration, TLC Total Leukocyte Count, Neutro Neutrophil, Mono Monocyte, Eosino Eosinophil, Baso Basophil