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Table 2 Effects of prepartum diets on body condition score (BCS) and body weight (BW)

From: A prepartum diet supplemented with oilseeds high in oleic or linoleic acid reduced GnRH-induced LH release in dairy cows during second week postpartum

  Prepartum diets P
  Control Canola Sunflower TrtA Trt*wkB
  (n = 11) (n = 10) (n = 10)   
Body condition score     0.17 0.80
BCS (wk-5) 3.28 ± 0.06 3.28 ± 0.06 3.39 ± 0.06   
BCS (wk0) 3.44 ± 0.06 3.49 ± 0.06 3.53 ± 0.05   
BCS (wk5) 2.96 ± 0.08 3.00 ± 0.07 3.16 ± 0.07   
BCS difference wk-5 & 0 0.15 ± 0.09 0.20 ± 0.09 0.15 ± 0.08 0.82 -
BCS difference wk0 & 5 −0.49 ± 0.09 −0.48 ± 0.09 −0.33 ± 0.08 0.36 -
Body weight     0.85 0.61
BW (wk-5) 642.5 ± 24.7 621.1 ± 22.9 634.4 ± 23.5   
BW (wk0) 642.5 ± 23.0 613.0 ± 22.8 631.71 ± 21.9   
BW (wk5) 557.8 ± 23.4 562.0 ± 21.1 564.6 ± 21.7   
BW difference wk-5 & 0 −3.2 ± 17.8 −3.1 ± 18.8 −2.9 ± 17.2 0.99 -
BW difference wk0 & 5 −75.6 ± 18.3 −44.1 ± 19.3 −62.8 ± 17.6 0.45 -
  1. ATrt: Dietary treatment
  2. Bwk: Postpartum week