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Table 4 Treatment effects on litter traits from Experiment 2

From: Glucosamine supplementation during late gestation alters placental development and increases litter size

  Treatmenta
Variable Glucosamine Glucose
Total born 15.6 ± 0.4 (128) 15.2 ± 0.4 (127)
Born alive 14.0 ± 0.3 13.8 ± 0.3
Mummies 0.56 ± 0.08 0.57 ± 0.08
Birth weights 1.37 ± 0.02 (1970) 1.35 ± 0.02 (1915)
Weaning weights 5.48 ± 0.06 5.43 ± 0.06
Preweaning mortality 0.17 ± 0.01 0.16 ± 0.01
  1. aDifferences between glucosamine and glucose supplementation were not statistically significant. Number of observations are in parentheses. Litter size trait, birth and weaning weight least squares means for glucosamine and glucose supplemented sows from Exp. 2 are presented