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Table 6 Effect of FO and GL supplementation on plasma concentrations of selected fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) as a % of total FAME

From: Effect of supplementation with n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and/or β-glucans on performance, feeding behaviour and immune status of Holstein Friesian bull calves during the pre- and post-weaning periods

  Fish oil (FO) β-Glucans (GL) Timingc P-valuea
+ SED + SED 1 2 SED FO GL T FO × GL FO × T FO × GL × T
C16 15.1 20.5 1.70 18.2 17.5 1.70 13.0 22.6 1.70 0.003 0.684 <.0001 0.074 ns 0.0321
C16:1 16.7 14.7 1.40 14.9 16.5 1.36 22.2 9.2 1.50 0.168 0.257 <.0001 ns ns ns
C18 8.0 8.2 0.68 8.6 7.7 0.68 5.7 10.6 0.68 0.817 0.193 <.0001 0.015 0.053 0.0388
C18:1n-9c 7.3 6.8 0.57 7.2 7.0 0.57 6.8 7.3 0.57 0.459 0.721 0.442 ns ns ns
C18:2n-6c 22.0 12.0 1.09 18.2 15.9 1.09 7.9 26.2 1.09 <.0001 0.038 <.0001 ns <.0001 ns
C20 + C20:1 1.3 1.5 0.20 1.3 1.5 0.21 1.8 1.0 0.21 0.203 0.240 0.001 ns ns ns
C22:1n-9c + 20:3n-6 1.0 1.4 0.22 1.1 1.2 0.21 1.2 1.1 0.22 0.128 0.668 0.612 ns 0.035 ns
EPA 0.938 5.616 1.02 4.056 5.617 0.807 ndb 7.2 2.94 0.0003 0.166 <.0001 ns <.0001 ns
DHA 0.010 0.830 0.05 1.045 0.401 0.34 nd 1.1 <.0001 0.338 ns 0.001 ns
  1. aNo significant GL × Timing interactions observed (P > 0.05). Interactions are described in the text when significant
  2. bNon detectable
  3. cBlood sample timing; Timing 1 = d 0 (pre-supplementation), Timing 2 = d 29