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Table 9 The effect of magnesium on calcium, magnesium and growth hormone levels in colostrum and milk of sows and piglet serum (Exp. 2)

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 7.45 7.93 8.24 9.68 0.25 0.01 0.03
Calcium, mg/100 mL 81.73 91.58 77.57 101.73 7.89 0.17 0.39
Milk
Magnesium, mg/100 mL 12.61 11.07 10.32 12.13 0.51 0.60 0.21
Calcium, mg/100 mL 271.27 274.43 230.46 384.53 39.41 0.50 0.46
Piglet serum
Magnesium, mg/100 mL 1.82 2.90 2.95 2.90 0.18 0.02 0.04
Calcium, mg/100 mL 8.63 8.53 8.30 10.53 0.41 0.32 0.39
Growth hormone, μg/L 9.55 10.68 8.95 10.29 1.69 0.04 0.11
  1. 1SEM = Standard error of mean.