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Table 6 Effect of misting and wallowing on endocrine 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 Cortisol Prolactin T3 T4
(ng/ml) (ng/ml) (ng/ml) (ng/ml)
Period (p value) <.0001* <.0001* 0.0537 0.0003*
Treatment (p value) 0.0009* <.0001* 0.0527 0.9234
Control 3.34 c 83.83c 1.67 38.82
Misting 2.83a 57.52a 1.35 39.16
Wallowing 3.15 b 76.54b 1.73 38.04
SE for Treatment 0.14 5.59 0.07 1.31
Period*Treatment (p value) <.0001* <.0001* 0.3300 0.9091
May Control 2.27 cd 55.25 cd 1.61 45.98
  Misting 2.23cd 39.71de 1.59 46.74
  Wallowing 2.19 d 34.19 e 2.05 44.35
June Control 2.79 bcd 45.82 cde 1.51 31.54
  Misting 3.31 b 55.56 cd 1.24 35.17
  Wallowing 2.81 bcd 59.29 bc 1.32 33.17
July Control 4.96 a 150.4a 1.88 35.30
  Misting 2.94 bc 77.29 b 1.23 37.57
  Wallowing 4.44 a 136.13 b 1.82 38.23
SE for Period*Treatment 0.16 4.06 0.19 3.52
  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