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Table 1 Effect of sex on thermoregulatory functions of exotic breeds of rabbit during LTHI

From: Thermophysiological traits in four exotic breeds of rabbit at least temperature-humidity index in humid tropics

Period Parameters Male N = 32 Female N = 36
AM Respiratory rate beats/min 222.13 ± 2.08 218.00 ± 1.52
Heart rate beats/min 177.59 ± 4.76a 152.09 ± 3.25b
Ear temperature °C 33.99 ± 0.09 33.80 ± 0.14
Rectal temperature °C 37.60 ± 0.08a 37.41 ± 0.05b
PM Respiratory rate beats/min 231.22 ± 2.09a 220.02 ± 1.48b
Heart rate beats/min 194.91 ± 3.44b 152.19 ± 14.08b
Ear temperature °C 36.13 ± 1.60 35.68 ± 1.00
Rectal temperature °C 38.04 ± 0.06 37.92 ± 0.04
  1. a, bMeans in the same row with different superscripts are significantly (p < 0.05) different