Correlated Parameters Correlation Coefficients
  Experimental Pullets
(n = 25)
Control Pullets
(n = 25)
Dry-Bulb Temperature and Feed Consumption 0.899*** - 0.539*
Dry-Bulb Temperature and Water Intake 0.495* 0.971***
Relative Humidity and Cloacal Temperature - 0.241NS - 0.147NS
Relative Humidity and Feed Consumption - 0.694** 0.795**
Relative Humidity and Water Intake - 0.167NS - 0.994***
Temperature-humidity Index and Feed Consumption - 0.130NS - 0.142NS
Temperature-humidity Index and Water Intake 0.422NS 0.209NS
Temperature-humidity Index and Cloacal Temperature - 0.034NS 0.269NS
Cloacal Temperature and Feed Consumption 0.866*** 0.483*
Cloacal Temperature and Water Intake -0.067NS 0.253NS
* = Significant (P < 0.05) correlation; ** = Highly significant (P < 0.01) correlation; *** = Very highly significant (P < 0.001) correlation; NS = Non-significant correlation
Table 5: Relationships between Thermal Environmental Parameters and Cloacal Temperature, Feed Consumption and Water Intake in Experimental and Control Pullets during the Hot-dry Season.