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Table 5 Antioxidant status of duck breeders and eggsa

From: Effect of dietary canthaxanthin and 25-hydroxycholecalciferol supplementation on the performance of duck breeders under two different vitamin regimens

Vitamin level CX + 25-OH-D3 Female Male Egg yolkb
MDA, nmol/mL Protein carbonyl, nmol/mgpro MDA, nmol/mL Protein carbonyl, nmol/mgpro MDA, nmol/mL Protein carbonyl, nmol/mgpro
REGULAR - 10.41 0.95 8.90 1.23 235.81 22.01
REGULAR + 10.13 0.79 7.71 1.03 181.21 21.51
HIGH - 10.45 0.80 7.92 0.73 174.69 20.99
HIGH + 9.27 0.71 7.05 0.91 156.86 18.89
SEM   0.30 0.13 0.25 0.08 5.34 0.65
P-value
     Vitamin 0.505 0.665 0.084 0.037 <0.001 0.175
     CX + 25-OH-D3 0.235 0.641 0.034 0.934 <0.001 0.302
     Vitamin × (CX + 25-OH-D3) 0.460 0.895 0.729 0.204 0.073 0.516
  1. a CX canthaxanthin, 25-OH-D 3 25-hydroxycholecalciferol, MDA malondialdehyde
  2. b Mean of 5 times of sample analysis at wk 8, 16, 24, 32 and 40 of the trial