Skip to main content

Table 7 Serum and tissue parameters of nursery pigs fed maize oil and TBHQ

From: Addition of tert-butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) to maize oil reduces lipid oxidation but does not prevent reductions in serum vitamin E in nursery pigs

Maize oil Unoxidized Oxidized SEM P-values
Antioxidanta + +   OXb AXc OX × AXd
Liver
 Weight, g 583 605 633 621 33 0.32 0.88 0.60
 HSIe 2.96 3.08 3.17 3.20 0.09 0.08 0.42 0.65
 Se, μg/g dry weight 2.55 2.45 2.53 2.56 0.06 0.44 0.61 0.31
 Vitamin E, μg/g dry weightf. 29.12 26.61 26.12 24.88 2.66 0.38 0.48 0.81
Serum
 Se, ng/mL 173 163 164 164 6 0.40 0.32 0.39
 Vitamin E, μg/mL 0.43 0.54 0.38 0.38 0.05 0.03 0.23 0.26
  1. aRendox® CQ, (active ingredient is TBHQ; Kemin Industries, Des Moines, IA) was added at 1000 mg/kg of lipid
  2. bOX = oxidation
  3. cAX = antioxidant
  4. dOX × AX = interaction effect between oxidation and antioxidant
  5. eHSI = hepatosomatic index = liver weight as % of BW
  6. fVitamin E was measured in α-tocopherol equivalents