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Table 1 Basic information on dairy cows with different body condition score (BCS)

From: Effects of body condition on the insulin resistance, lipid metabolism and oxidative stress of lactating dairy cows

ItemBCS1SEMP-value
LowMediumHigh
No. of cows, head121515  
Parity2.82.32.30.240.23
Days in milk2202362335.770.16
BCS2.68c (2.50–2.75)3.22b (3.00–3.50)3.88a (3.75–4.25)0.04< 0.01
Milk yield, kg/d31.732.030.20.830.23
Milk composition, %
Fat3.913.853.860.260.99
Protein3.21b3.50a3.38ab0.060.01
Lactose5.075.145.180.050.32
  1. a-c Means within same row with different superscripts differ (P < 0.05)
  2. 1 Low: BCS ≤ 2.75 (n = 12); Medium: 3.0 ≤ BCS ≤ 3.5 (n = 15); BCS ≥ 3.75 (n = 15)