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Table 2 Body weight, backfat thickness, total feed intake, and weaning-to-estrus interval in lactating sows fed diets supplemented with CLA

From: Dietary Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) increases milk yield without losing body weight in lactating sows

  Sow diets SED3 p-value
CON1 CLA2
No. of sows 9 9   
Parity 3.08 3.09 0.57 0.9896
Body weight, kg     
24 h postpartum 232.19 231.82 13.16 0.9781
Weaning (day 28) 222.16 231.52 11.83 0.4401
Difference -10.03 -0.31 4.26 0.0364
Backfat thickness, mm     
24 h postpartum 15.56 15.33 1.37 0.8727
Weaning (day 28) 14.30 14.97 1.35 0.6295
Difference -1.26 -0.36 0.85 0.3095
Total feed intake, kg 181.36 184.16 2.20 0.2179
Weaning-to-estrus interval, day 4.22 4.78 0.46 0.2536
  1. 1CON = diets supplemented with soybean oil.
  2. 2CLA = diets replaced soybean oil with CLA.
  3. 3SED = standard error of difference.