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Table 9 Plasma glycerol concentrations in three different weaning regimens before and after weaning

From: Intermittent suckling with or without co-mingling of non-littermate piglets before weaning improves piglet performance in the immediate post-weaning period when compared with conventional weaning

Day1,2 Treatment3 P-value
CW IS ISCo
D −6 81a(68.0-95.7)) 57b(46.1-69.3) 53b(42.8-65.2) 0.004
D −4 78a(61.7-95.3) 44b(32.4-57.8) 45b(33.2-59.0) 0.002
D 2 20 (12.4-29.5) 27 (16.4-40.1) 12 (6.7-19.9) 0.613
D 4 20x(13.9-28.1) 12xy(6.7-19.9) 10y(5.7-15.7) 0.053
  1. 1Day in relation to weaning with 0 representing weaning (e.g. -6 is 6 d before weaning). 2Data has been transformed via square root and then back transformed and expressed as least square means with 95% confidence intervals
  2. 3CW = conventional weaning (n = 10 pre-weaning, n = 9 post-weaning), IS = intermittent suckling (n = 10 pre-weaning, n = 9 post-weaning), ISCo = intermittent suckling with co-mingling (n = 10 pre-weaning, n = 9 post-weaning)
  3. abValues within a row not having the same superscript are significantly different
  4. xyValues within a row with different superscripts are trends