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Table 8 The effects of magnesium on calcium, magnesium and growth hormone levels in colostrum and milk of gilts and piglet serum (Exp. 1)

From: Effects of magnesium on the performance of sows and their piglets

Item Supplemental magnesium, % SEM1 P value
0 0.015 0.03 0.045 Linear Quadratic
Colostrum
Magnesium, mg/100 mL 9.47 8.43 7.56 7.73 0.68 0.31 0.54
Calcium, mg/100 mL 85.67 82.12 69.16 83.23 8.11 0.72 0.76
Milk
Magnesium, mg/100 mL 11.20 12.61 11.90 11.47 0.27 0.83 0.29
Calcium, mg/100 mL 368.50 383.69 359.10 406.37 23.56 0.65 0.41
Piglet serum
Magnesium, mg/100 mL 2.23 2.37 2.22 2.68 0.29 0.91 0.76
Calcium, mg/100 mL 8.37 9.53 9.87 11.85 3.38 0.78 0.87
Growth hormone, μg/L 6.81 14.47 9.71 12.71 1.28 0.53 0.33
  1. 1SEM = Standard error of mean.