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Table 3 Performances of litters and piglets 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
Litter size, no. of piglets     
After cross-fostering (day 0) 9 9   
At weaning (day 28) 8.71 8.63 0.26 0.7377
Pre-weaning mortality, % 3.17 4.17 2.90 0.7377
Litter weight, kg     
After cross-fostering (day 0) 14.45 14.87 1.11 0.7097
At weaning (day 28) 62.88 69.14 3.20 0.0722
Gain (day 0 to 28), kg/d 1.73 1.94 0.12 0.0960
Piglet weight, kg     
After cross-fostering (day 0) 1.60 1.65 0.12 0.6965
At weaning (day 28) 7.21 8.03 0.33 0.0278
42 days post-weaning (day 70) 24.54 25.98 1.03 0.1841
Piglet weight gain, g/day     
Day 0 to 28 199.94 227.75 11.21 0.0276
Day 28 to 70 412.46 431.51 23.07 0.4239
Day 0 to 70 327.67 347.57 14.25 0.1859
  1. 1CON = diets supplemented with soybean oil.
  2. 2CLA = diets replaced soybean oil with CLA.
  3. 3SED = standard error of difference.