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Table 4 Serum concentrations of metabolites and thyroid hormone in lactating sows fed control diet or CLA diet, and serum and milk IgG concentrations of sows and their progeny

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

  Sow diets SED3 p-value
  CON1 CLA2
Sow serum characteristics     
Glucose, mg/dL 72.42 76.73 5.46 0.4586
Total protein, g/dL 7.19 7.11 0.17 0.6358
Total lipid, mg/dL 225.50 191.50 24.13 0.2085
Triacylglycerol, mg/dL 19.33 21.36 3.07 0.5151
NEFA, μEq/L 306.50 170.44 64.77 0.0484
Total cholesterol, mg/dL 97.50 99.91 6.58 0.7180
LDL-cholesterol, mg/dL 50.33 49.40 4.08 0.8213
HDL-cholesterol, mg/dL 49.75 47.46 4.47 0.6130
HDL/Total cholesterol 0.51 0.49 0.04 0.6007
LDL/HDL cholesterol 1.03 1.08 0.16 0.7708
Urea nitrogen, mg/dL 13.49 11.60 0.66 0.0134
Thyroxine (T4), μg/dL 2.88 3.01 0.18 0.4661
Triiodothyronine (T3), ng/mL 0.61 0.67 0.05 0.1729
T3:T4, % 2.15 2.24 0.16 0.5722
IgG, mg/dL     
Sow serum 596.42 889.33 41.54 <0.0001
Milk 42.16 52.06 4.11 0.0468
Piglet serum 187.78 253.88 26.48 0.0189
  1. 1CON = diets supplemented with soybean oil.
  2. 2CLA = diets replaced soybean oil with CLA.
  3. 3SED = standard error of difference.