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Table 5 Endocrine concentrations in the calves at birth (0) and 1 h (1) after birth summarised by groups. Data of the weak calf from animal no. 716 is presented separately.

From: Endocrine Profiles, Haematology and Pregnancy Outcomes of Late Pregnant Holstein Dairy Heifers Sired by Bulls Giving a High or Low Incidence of Stillbirth

Group/calf no. (n) P4 (nmol/L) PG (pmol/L) Cortisol (nmol/L) E1SO4 (nmol/L) PAGs (ng/ml)
  0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1
A1* (4) 0.8 ± 0.8 0.6 ± 0.3 9932 ± 2581 3146 ± 642 342 ± 76 351 ± 35 224 ± 81 59 ± 23 209 ± 44 177 ± 39
A2* (4) 0.9 ± 0.6 1.3 ± 1.1 13072 ± 7399 4415 ± 3016 404 ± 140 385 ± 87 128 ± 87 46 ± 33 114 ± 42 107 ± 41
B (8) 1.0 ± 0.4 1.1 ± 1.0 9589 ± 8098 2643 ± 1160 341 ± 124 355 ± 102 104 ± 65 37 ± 11 211 ± 107 202 ± 85
716 0.5 0.3 3762 1290 302 315 90 12 236 233
  1. Group A1 = an index of stillbirth equal to 85; Group A2 = an index of stillbirth equal to 94; Group B = an index of stillbirth ranged between 100–111; n = the number of observations