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Table 6 Effects of dietary ratio of n-6:n-3 PUFA on the fatty acid composition of piglet plasma at d 21 of lactation

From: Effects of dietary ratio of n-6 to n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on immunoglobulins, cytokines, fatty acid composition, and performance of lactating sows and suckling piglets

Item Dietary n-6:n-3 PUFA SEM P
  3:1 9:1 13:1   
Fatty acid composition, mg/g      
C14:0 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.004 0.71
C16:0 0.70 0.46 0.47 0.11 0.28
C18:0 0.39a 0.22b 0.22b 0.05 0.04
SFA 1.11 0.70 0.71 0.16 0.17
C16:1 0.07 0.05 0.06 0.01 0.83
C18:1n-9 0.34 0.23 0.22 0.06 0.36
C18:1n-7 0.04 0.03 0.03 0.007 0.48
MUFA 0.44 0.32 0.30 0.08 0.43
C18:2n-6 0.48 0.49 0.60 0.05 0.22
C20:4n-6 0.12 0.11 0.12 0.03 0.96
N-6 PUFA 0.59 0.6 0.71 0.07 0.39
C18:3n-3 0.05a 0.02b 0.02b 0.005 <0.01
C20:5n-3 - - - - -
C22:6n-3 0.04a 0.03b 0.03b 0.003 0.04
N-3 PUFA 0.09a 0.04b 0.05b 0.02 <0.01
Ratio of n-6:n-3 PUFA 6.78a 13.57b 15.49c 0.72 <0.01
  1. *Within a row, treatments with unlike superscripts are different (P < 0.05).