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Table 5 Effect of dietary DL-SeMet supplementation on antibody levels of weaning pigs

From: Effects of dietary Selenomethionine supplementation on growth performance, antioxidant status, plasma selenium concentration, and immune function in weaning pigs

Items1 Low-Se Sodium selenite DL-SeMet SEM P-value*
< 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.7   
21 d         
 IgA, g/L 1.17 1.07 1.14 1.11 1.25 1.00 0.07 0.30
 IgM, g/L 0.89 0.81 0.81 0.85 0.88 0.75 0.04 0.15
 IgG, g/L 8.60 8.16 8.46 8.81 9.14 7.94 0.34 0.19
42 d         
 IgA, g/L 1.07 1.05 1.09 1.16 1.14 1.10 0.07 0.85
 IgM, g/L 0.88 0.78 0.84 0.91 0.88 0.94 0.05 0.30
 IgG, g/L 8.70 8.52 8.54 8.74 8.78 8.99 0.27 0.85
  1. *Means followed by different letters in a row differ significantly (P < 0.05), followed by no or same letters indicated no significant difference (P > 0.05).
  2. 1IgA: immune globulin A, IgM: immune globulin M, IgG: immune globulin G.