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Table 3 Effects of dietary PQQ·Na2 on reproductive performance of sows

From: Transcriptome analysis of the effect of pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium (PQQ·Na2) on reproductive performance in sows during gestation and lactation

Item Con PQQ P-value
Mean SEM Mean SEM
Reproductive performance
 Total piglets born 11.53b 0.42 12.93a 0.46 0.024
 Number of piglets born alive 10.67b 0.32 11.87a 0.37 0.022
 Born alive litter weight, kg 15.58b 0.57 17.50a 0.64 0.036
 Number of piglets weaned 9.60 0.31 10.2 0.41 0.260
 Litter weaning weight, kg 52.16 1.60 55.75 1.79 0.152
 Piglet weaning weight, kg 5.43 0.13 5.47 0.19 0.791
Sow back-fat thickness, mm
 Gestation (d 0) 14.29 0.44 14.22 0.31 0.903
 Gestation (d 90) 15.77 0.30 16.13 0.38 0.475
 Gain 1.49 0.23 1.91 0.32 0.393
 Parturition 17.36 0.28 17.57 0.34 0.602
 Weaning 15.81 0.24 15.80 0.19 0.956
 Loss 1.55 0.20 1.77 0.30 0.547
  1. ab Within a row, means without a common superscript differ (P < 0.05) n = 15. SEM, Standard error of the mean