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Table 4 The effects of dietary nucleotide supplementation on blood profiles of weaned pigs (Exp. 1)a

From: Response to an Escherichia coli K88 oral challenge and productivity of weanling pigs receiving a dietary nucleotides supplement

Item CON R150 R220 R275 SEMb Contrastc
1 2 3
d 7         
 Lymphocyte, % 23.54 25.38 26.81 27.06 1.66 0.15 0.48 0.77
 RBC, 106/μL 6.66 6.68 6.55 6.82 0.24 0.94 0.68 0.50
 WBC, 103/μL 17.74 19.40 18.60 18.33 1.48 0.55 0.61 0.89
 IgG, mg/dL 162.50 173.63 177.63 176.75 5.74 0.05 0.70 0.73
 IgA, mg/dL 41.75 43.50 44.88 44.00 0.55 0.001 0.52 0.11
 IgM, mg/dL 6.10 7.40 7.60 8.00 0.60 0.04 0.46 0.93
d 21         
 Lymphocyte, % 35.53 38.66 38.98 36.98 1.62 0.17 0.47 0.57
 RBC, 106/μL 5.82 6.53 5.96 6.26 0.11 0.003 0.10 0.01
 WBC, 103/μL 15.45 17.76 18.10 19.19 0.66 0.001 0.14 0.65
 IgG, mg/dL 184.38 205.25 240.13 225.50 5.31 <0.0001 0.01 0.001
 IgA, mg/dL 42.25 42.75 44.13 43.25 0.65 0.15 0.59 0.17
 IgM, mg/dL 6.10 8.00 8.60 8.60 0.50 0.001 0.39 0.62
d 42         
 Lymphocyte, % 34.65 40.51 39.88 42.13 3.12 0.10 0.72 0.71
 RBC, 106/μL 6.91 6.48 6.53 6.50 0.21 0.11 0.97 0.88
 WBC, 103/μL 22.41 22.94 23.64 24.32 1.31 0.43 0.46 0.99
 IgG, mg/dL 348.25 367.88 365.50 420.88 28.59 0.28 0.20 0.42
 IgA, mg/dL 41.38 42.25 42.38 45.75 1.12 0.12 0.04 0.25
 IgM, mg/dL 11.10 13.40 14.00 15.50 1.20 0.03 0.22 0.76
  1. aAbbreviation: CON basal diet, R150 basal diet + nucleotides 150 mg/kg, R220 basal diet + nucleotides 220 mg/kg, R275 basal diet + nucleotides 275 mg/kg
  2. bStandard error mean
  3. cContrast: 1) CON vs. mean of nucleotide groups; 2) R150 vs. R275; 3) R220 vs. mean of R150 and R275