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Table 1 Behavioral changes in sheep during heat stress conditions and water deprivation (n = 9)

From: Behavioral and physiological changes during heat stress in Corriedale ewes exposed to water deprivation

Items Treatmentsc SEM P - value
CON 2hWD 3hWD
Urine excretion frequency (number/day) 10.4a 6.9b 6.9b 1.17 0.03
Fecal excretion frequency (number/day) 3.7 4.0 4.2 0.27 0.28
Standing frequency (number/day) 19.1 20.8 22.3 1.43 0.54
Sitting frequency (number/day) 18.2 19.9 20.8 2.07 0.68
Standing duration (min/day) 317.9a 275.2b 273.4b 17.41 0.03
Sitting duration (min/day) 405.1b 446.0a 449.4a 17.71 0.03
  1. a, bValues within a row with different superscripts differ significantly at P < 0.05
  2. cTreatments included free access to water (CON), 2 (2hWD) and 3 h (3hWD) water deprivation following feeding