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Table 2 Thermoregulatory response 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 Fauve de Bourgogne N = 17 Chinchilla N = 17 British spot N = 17 New Zealand White N = 17
AM Respiratory rate BPM 223.02 ± 2.50a 225.45 ± 2.11a 221.18 ± 2.78a 208.57 ± 2.26b
Heart rate HBPM 166.38 ± 5.38a 145.33 ± 4.95b 163.03 ± 6.13a 162.06 ± 5.40a
Ear Temp °C 34.05 ± 0.33 33.94 ± 0.12 33.62 ± 0.12 33.81 ± 0.10
Rectal Temp °C 37.62 ± 0.07a 37.58 ± 0.10a 37.40 ± 0.10ab 37.29 ± 0.09b
PM Respiratory rate BPM 226.73 ± 2.42a 225.63 ± 2.15a 225.75 ± 2.88a 217.21 ± 2.31b
Heart rate HBPM 184.95 ± 16.52a 143.56 ± 4..94ab 164.44 ± 6.82b 162.40 ± 5.83b
Ear Temp °C 34.39 ± 0.11 34.35 ± 0.13 38.71 ± 3.05 36.21 ± 1.91
Rectal Temp °C 38.07 ± 0.07a 38.08 ± 0.07a 37.99 ± 0.07a 37.72 ± 0.07b
  1. BPM breaths per minute, HBPM beat per minute, Temp temperature
  2. a, b and cMeans in the same row with different superscripts are significantly (p < 0.05) different