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Table 5 Effects of dietary energy and protein levels on blood profiles in growing · finishing pigs1

From: Effect of dietary energy levels and phase feeding by protein levels on growth performance, blood profiles and carcass characteristics in growing-finishing pigs

Criteria Treatments SEM2 P-value
ME 3,265 ME 3,365 CON P4 P5 LP5 E P E × P
BUN, mg/dL
 Initial 10.28 10.28 10.28 10.28 10.28 10.28 - - - -
 3 weeks 11.61 11.14 11.95 11.76 11.60 10.18 0.285 0.41 0.12 0.78
 6 weeks 10.65 9.90 12.30A 10.10B 10.10B 8.60B 0.334 0.21 0.01 0.30
 9 weeks 9.45 10.14 10.14 10.46 9.45 9.13 0.258 0.18 0.25 0.64
 12 weeks 11.42 11.69 10.85 12.70 10.80 11.87 0.329 0.69 0.15 0.83
 13 weeks 11.68 10.65 10.17 10.81 12.23 11.45 0.378 0.18 0.27 0.85
Creatinine, mg/dL
 Initial 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 - - - -
 3 weeks 0.82 0.82 0.72 0.78 0.92 0.84 0.030 1.00 0.12 0.34
 6 weeks 0.96 0.89 0.89 0.90 0.94 0.98 0.025 0.17 0.58 0.80
 9 weeks 1.18 1.20 1.11 1.22 1.19 1.25 0.032 0.71 0.52 0.54
 12 weeks 1.44 1.40 1.38 1.40 1.38 1.53 0.030 0.58 0.26 0.30
 13 weeks 1.45a 1.32b 1.31 1.45 1.32 1.47 0.033 0.05 0.17 0.98
  1. 1Least squares means of 6 observations per treatment
  2. 2Standard error of mean
  3. ABmeans with different superscripts in the same row significantly differ (P < 0.05)
  4. abmeans with different superscripts in the same row significantly differ (0.05 ≤ P < 0.10)