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Table 5 Serum metabolite and enzyme concentrations and whole-blood cell from milk replacer-fed pigs1,2

From: Dietary arachidonate in milk replacer triggers dual benefits of PGE2 signaling in LPS-challenged piglet alveolar macrophages

Diet CON LC n-6 LC n-3 SEM P-value
Blood chemistry panel
 Total protein, g/dL 5.25 4.7 5 0.3 0.45
 Albumin, g/dL 2.75a 2.63a 3.03b 0.05 0.002
 Globulin, g/dL 2.5 2.08 1.98 0.28 0.40
 Albumin/Globulin ratio 1.2 1.3 1.56 0.16 0.29
 Aspartate transaminase, U/L 24.25 20.25 32 6.68 0.48
 Alanine transaminase, U/L 27.75 21.75 23 3.85 0.53
 Alkaline phosphatase, U/L 636 750 702 69.32 0.53
 Gama-glutamyl transpeptidase, U/L 37.75 31.75 24.25 8.47 0.55
 Total bilirubin, mg/dL 0.1 0.1 0.13 0.01 0.41
 Urea nitrogen, mg/dL 3a 2.25b 2bc 0.14 0.002
 Creatinine, mg/dL 0.73 0.73 0.7 0.06 0.95
 Blood urea nitrogen/Creatinine ratio 4.25 3 3 0.36 0.06
 Phosphorus, mg/dL 11.7 11.45 11.5 0.31 0.83
 Glucose, mg/dL 137 156 137 7.37 0.18
 Calcium, mg/dL 12.55 12.38 12.33 0.16 0.59
 Magnesium, mEq/L 2.2 2.2 2.13 0.12 0.88
 Sodium, mEq/L 139 136 137 1.08 0.29
 Potassium, mEq/L 7.125 7.5 7.33 0.45 0.84
 Sodium/Potassium ratio 19.75 18 19 1.32 0.66
 Chloride, mEq/L 101 101 101 0.91 0.93
 Cholesterol, mg/dL 107a 105a 87.25b 5.21 0.05
 Triglycerides, mg/dL 148 114 88.75 20.78 0.18
 Amylase, U/L 1781 1648.25 5030 1889 0.40
 Creatine phosphokinase, U/L 515 366 333 96.32 0.40
Complete blood count
 White blood cells, 103/μL 11.75 9.4 8.43 1.43 0.29
 Red blood cells, 106/μL 5.55 5.6 6.15 0.18 0.08
 Hemoglobin, g/dL 10.1 9.95 10.8 0.34 0.22
 Hematocrit, % 36.5 33.75 36.25 1.23 0.27
 Mean corpuscular volume, fL 66.25a 60.25b 59bc 1.63 0.03
 Mean corpuscular hemoglobin, pg 18.25 17.78 17.58 0.45 0.57
 Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, g/dL 27.65 29.63 29.75 0.74 0.14
 Platelet count, 103/μL 578 486.25 360.25 124.27 0.49
 Neutrophils, % 34.75 37.5 39.35 6.02 0.87
 Bands, μL 0 0 0 0
 Lymphocytes, % 58.5 52.5 52.5 5.48 0.68
 Monocytes, % 5.50 5.75 5.00 0.91 0.84
 Eosinophils, % 1.25 4.25 3.25 1.65 0.46
 Basophils, % 0 0 0 0
  1. 1Diets contained 0.5% ARA (CON), 2.2% ARA (LC n-6) or 3.0% EPA (LC n-3) of total fatty acids
  2. 2Values are least-square means and SEM, n = 4
  3. a, b, cMeans within a row lacking a common letter differ (P < 0.05)