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Table 5 Effect of two doses of dietary menthol-rich PBLC on selected serum metabolites in sheep

From: Effects of dietary menthol-rich bioactive lipid compounds on zootechnical traits, blood variables and gastrointestinal function in growing sheep

Attribute Treatmenta SEM Contrastb
Control PBLC-L PBLC-H   1 2 3
Glucose, mmol/L 4.04 3.95 3.98 0.065 0.49 0.43 0.32
Calcium, mmol/L 2.62 2.62 2.68# 0.022 0.089 0.41 0.26
Bilirubin, μmol/L 0.76 0.86 0.81 0.107 0.74 0.57 0.57
Tryglyceride, mmol/L 0.23 0.22 0.24 0.022 0.81 0.63 0.98
Cholesterol, mmol/L 1.60 1.65 1.64 0.044 0.53 0.44 0.41
Magnesium, mmol/L 1.00 1.01 1.01 0.018 0.90 0.99 0.91
Urea, mmol/L 9.38 10.1 9.61 0.382 0.67 0.21 0.32
  1. SEM standard error of mean
  2. aControl: without PBLC; PBLC-L: lower dose (80 mg/d) of PBLC; and PBLC-H: higher dose (160 mg/d) of PBLC
  3. bContrast: 1 = linear effect; 2 = quadratic effect; and 3 = Control versus both PBLC groups
  4. #Mean values differ compared with the control at P < 0.10