Table 2

Total and differential leukocyte counts in Holstein dairy cows during transition period

Total white blood cell count, / μLNeutrophils count, / μLLymphocytes count, / μLMonocytes count, / μLEosinophils count, / μLBand cells count, / μL
3 weeks prior EDD7495±853 a 2504±682 a 4456±734 a 273±115 a 111±115 a 149±44 a
At the day of parturition9405±861 b 6225±976 b 2883±627 b 117±27 b 90±60 a 90±23 a
3 weeks post-partum6960±611 a 2780±608 a 3501±281 a 287±101 a 287±101 a 105±131 a

Wilks' Lambda test for time

p=0.001

p=0.001

p=0.001

p=0.001

p=0.818

p=0.072
  • a,b: Variables with different superscript letter in the same column are significantly different at p < 0.05.

  • EDD, expected date of delivery.