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Table 3 Effects of dietary copper on quality of skins in growing-furring mink

From: Effects of dietary copper on organ indexes, tissular Cu, Zn and Fe deposition and fur quality of growing-furring male mink (Mustela vison)

Treatments Overall quality (score) Colour intensity (score) Silkiness (score) Underfur hairs per mm2 skin Leather thickness (mm)
Control 7.72 2.30 2.85 241.2 0.77
Cu6 7.95 2.32 3.10 245.2 0.73
Cu12 7.96 3.00 2.91 239.0 0.69
Cu24 9.13 3.17 3.19 247.4 0.73
Cu48 8.66 3.02 3.32 250.9 0.84
Cu96 8.78 2.98 2.66 247.7 0.89
Cu192 8.67 3.17 3.00 247.0 0.89
SEM 0.11 0.10 0.10 1.49 0.01
p value Linear 0.026 0.057 0.738 0.279 0.982
Quad 0.012 0.186 0.894 0.157 0.350
  1. Notes: Data are expressed as Least Squares Means with pooled SEM; n = 8 per treatment.