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Table 3 Effects of dietary resveratrol supplementation during gestation and lactation on reproductive performance of sows

From: Dietary resveratrol improves antioxidant status of sows and piglets and regulates antioxidant gene expression in placenta by Keap1-Nrf2 pathway and Sirt1

Item Con Res P-value
Mean SEM Mean SEM
Sow back-fat thickness, mm
 Gestation (d 20) 14.44 0.87 14.22 0.99 0.867
 Gestation (d 110) 17.35 1.26 17.43 1.44 0.968
 Gain 2.91 0.39 3.21 0.47 0.623
 Parturition 17.47 1.29 17.58 0.35 0.956
 Weaning 15.80 1.09 15.84 0.95 0.976
 Loss 1.68 0.29 1.74 0.49 0.915
Reproductive performance
 Number of piglets born 12.05 0.62 13.00 0.69 0.311
 Litter birth weight, kg 17.59 0.82 18.52 0.67 0.388
 Piglet birth weight, kg 1.48 0.06 1.47 0.07 0.898
 Number of piglets born alive 11.32 0.60 11.94 0.54 0.444
 Born alive litter weight, kg 16.71 0.80 17.52 0.54 0.410
 Born alive piglet weight, kg 1.51 0.06 1.51 0.07 0.979
 Number of piglets weaned 9.42 0.26 9.61 0.32 0.647
 Litter weaning weight, kg 48.98 1.46 57.26 2.44 0.006
 Piglet weaning weight, kg 5.24 0.12 5.84 0.20 0.015
 Pre-weaning survival rate, % 84.79 0.03 83.00 0.03 0.626
  1. Con Control treatment; Res Resveratrol treatment. All values are expressed as means and SEM (n = 20)