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Table 3 Effect of late gestational HS on the fecal short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) concentrations of primiparous sows

From: Heat stress affects fecal microbial and metabolic alterations of primiparous sows during late gestation

Items Treatments P-value
TN HS
n 5 6
Total SCFA 27.87 ± 3.12 20.02 ± 1.46 < 0.05
Acetate 11.11 ± 1.63 8.38 ± 0.65 0.18
Propionate 8.78 ± 0.99 5.74 ± 0.46 < 0.05
Butyrate 4.57 ± 0.44 3.01 ± 0.30 < 0.05
Isobutyrate 1.01 ± 0.06 1.02 ± 0.09 0.91
Valerate 0.50 ± 0.05 0.52 ± 0.03 0.71
Isovalerate 1.20 ± 0.09 1.36 ± 0.10 0.30
  1. Data are expressed as mean with standard error of mean (SEM)