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Table 7 Effects of different ratios of n-6:n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the sow diet on the concentrations of IgM, IgG, and IgA in milk and piglet plasma

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, mg/ml Dietary n-6:n-3 PUFA ratio SEM P
  3:1 9:1 13:1   
Colsotrum      
IgM 3.22 4.18 4.21 0.63 0.47
IgG 27.02a 41.14b 36.30b 2.82 < 0.01
IgA 7.52 9.55 8.23 0.84 0.25
Milk      
IgM 0.95a 1.34b 1.22ab 0.10 0.05
IgG 0.32 0.36 0.39 0.02 0.14
IgA 3.37 3.46 3.23 0.38 0.92
Piglet plasma at d 14 of lactation      
IgM 0.48a 0.41b 0.50a 0.02 0.01
IgG 6.11a 5.33b 6.81c 0.19 0.02
IgA 0.20a 0.15b 0.17b 0.01 < 0.01
Piglet plasma at d 21 of lactation      
IgM 1.20ab 1.22a 1.06b 0.05 0.07
IgG 6.78a 6.85a 5.68b 0.23 0.01
IgA 0.21a 0.18ab 0.17b 0.01 0.05
  1. *Within a row, treatments with unlike superscripts are significantly different (P < 0.05).