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Table 4 Effect of Cu supplementation on tissular Cu, Zn and Fe deposition 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 Liver (DM basis, mg/kg) Spleen (DM basis, mg/kg) Heart (DM basis, mg/kg) Kidney (DM basis, mg/kg)
Cu Zn Fe Cu Zn Fe Cu Zn Fe Cu Zn Fe
Control 16.25 81.17 473.8 12.98 96.24 1039.4 13.26 69.89 244.2 21.43 68.11 343.8
Cu6 19.00 97.33 445.1 15.57 94.22 1014.8 10.36 67.70 229.2 20.87 67.12 336.4
Cu12 32.36 93.28 447.1 15.85 95.44 1022.6 11.00 68.86 234.7 20.16 63.62 331.3
Cu24 67.13 96.92 445.8 17.68 97.98 1073.0 11.88 70.69 242.3 21.39 69.16 345.5
Cu48 66.44 81.55 416.3 18.73 95.48 998.4 12.86 68.89 240.0 21.34 68.06 342.9
Cu96 73.47 87.98 414.8 22.11 95.29 920.0 14.01 68.75 241.9 21.42 68.54 344.6
Cu192 96.50 95.77 409.7 26.48 95.41 942.3 15.36 68.84 239.9 20.87 67.59 357.4
SEM 4.67 1.67 9.31 0.79 0.76 14.8 0.32 0.54 2.21 0.34 1.22 5.62
p value Linear 0.001 0.473 0.002 0.001 0.335 0.335 0.094 0.952 0.512 0.609 0.638 0.888
Quad 0.002 0.212 0.412 0.179 0.459 0.459 0.689 0.994 0.589 0.602 0.679 0.883
  1. Means with different letters within a row differ significantly (P < 0.05); data are expressed as Least Squares Means with pooled SEM; n = 8 per treatment.