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Table 2 Characteristics of the sampled animals within each farm

From: Breed and adaptive response modulate bovine peripheral blood cells’ transcriptome

  F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6
BCS 2.4 ± 0.4 2.4 ± 0.5 2.2 ± 0.5 3.0 ± 0.5 3.4 ± 0.4 2.8 ± 0.3
DIM 179 ± 63 179 ± 53 111 ± 62 160 ± 63 162 ± 99 166 ± 66
Milk yield, kg 42.9 ± 9.1 36.9 ± 7.7 33.7 ± 7.7 26.9 ± 7.8 30.2 ± 6.9 27.8 ± 1.5
Milk fat, % 3.3 ± 0.5 4.1 ± 0.6 3.5 ± 0.6 3.7 ± 0.7 4.1 ± 4.5 3.5 ± 0.7
Milk protein, % 3.1 ± 0.3 3.4 ± 0.3 3.1 ± 0.3 3.7 ± 0.3 3.6 ± 0.4 3.5 ± 0.3
Milk casein, % 2.5 ± 0.2 2.6 ± 0.2 2.5 ± 0.2 2.9 ± 0.2 2.8 ± 0.3 2.8 ± 0.3
Milk urea, mg/dL 18.2 ± 3.4 19.4 ± 4.2 20.8 ± 3.4 21.5 ± 5.5 20.5 ± 4.1 20.9 ± 4.2
SCC 369 ± 732 322 ± 594 439 ± 847 659 ± 1,210 181 ± 503 485 ± 1,319
Milk cortisol, pg/mL 492 ± 335 586 ± 840 562 ± 314 636 ± 275 448 ± 174 481 ± 319
Blood parameters:
Ceruloplasmin, μmol/L 2.8 ± 0.5 2.9 ± 0.9 2.8 ± 0.6 3.2 ± 0.6 2.4 ± 0.7 2.4 ± 0.5
Total proteins, g/L 77.5 ± 7.8 80.0 ± 6.9 80.6 ± 7.2 81.0 ± 5.2 75.6 ± 5.1 79.7 ± 4.8
Albumin, g/L 37.3 ± 3.1 38.2 ± 3.5 35.3 ± 3.1 37.1 ± 2.1 36.7 ± 2.2 38.6 ± 1.6
Haptoglobin, g/L 0.40 ± 0.33 0.42 ± 0.47 0.50 ± 0.46 0.29 ± 0.30 0.33 ± 0.21 0.42 ± 0.42
Paraoxonase, U/mL 112 ± 26 100 ± 24 104 ± 25 88 ± 21 101 ± 16 90 ± 22
Zinc, μmol/L 14.8 ± 4.3 13.5 ± 2.5 12.1 ± 2.5 12.3 ± 2.7 13.0 ± 2.3 12.1 ± 1.8
  1. (F farm, BCS body condition score, DIM days in milk, SCC somatic cell count, values are expressed as mean ± SD)