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Table 2 Bile acid excretion in dogs fed the purified diets containing various fiber sourcesc

From: Dietary beet pulp decreases taurine status in dogs fed low protein diet

  μmol/g feces (DMe-basis) μmol/5 day
Time CLe BPe RBe CLe BPe RBe
Week 0 5.17 ± 0.64a 7.03 ± 0.71b 5.76 ± 0.38ab 1123 ± 155 869 ± 120 1008 ± 67
Week 2 5.27 ± 0.62 6.56 ± 0.48 5.96 ± 0.21 944 ± 165 1145 ± 104 1047 ± 237
Week 4 4.53 ± 0.51a 7.40 ± 0.27b 5.17 ± 1.12ab 597 ± 119a 1053 ± 104b 721 ± 97a
Week 6 4.21 ± 0.63 4.18 ± 0.89 2.96 ± 0.39 684 ± 80 948 ± 241 514 ± 71
Week 8 2.69 ± 0.33a 5.34 ± 0.65b 4.93 ± 0.75b 487 ± 95a 868 ± 141b 693 ± 71ab
Week 10 3.32 ± 0.32ab 4.63 ± 0.84a 2.62 ± 0.34b 562 ± 92ab d737 ± 146a 401 ± 52b
Week 12 3.43 ± 0.54a 5.60 ± 0.14b 3.42 ± 0.35a 513 ± 111a d946 ± 177b 555 ± 64a
  1. Notes: abThe letters superscripted represent significant differences between groups (P < 0.05). cThe values are expressed as mean ± SEM, n = 6 for each group. d n = 5 due to omission of one dog for excessive weight loss. e DM Dry matter, CL Cellulose, BP Beet pulp, RB Rice bran