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Table 2 Effect of dietary valine: lysine ratio during late gestation on gilt’s performance

From: Effects of dietary valine supplementation during late gestation on the reproductive performance and mammary gland development of gilts

ItemsDietary treatmentsLinearQuadratic
LVMVHV
Body weight, kg
 Day 75 of gestation, kg188.81 ± 6.57189.17 ± 4.54189.00 ± 4.640.9090.610
 Day 0 of lactation, kg196.81 ± 7.17194.33 ± 5.66192.25 ± 4.560.6890.468
 Day 21 of lactation, kg186.56 ± 6.71186.39 ± 5.41185.19 ± 3.980.9380.591
 Loss (d 0 - d 21), kg10.25 ± 2.497.94 ± 2.307.06 ± 2.560.6630.621
Backfat, mm
 Day 75 of gestation, mm17.50 ± 1.0517.09 ± 0.9019.50 ± 1.050.1390.376
 Day 0 of lactation, mm19.12 ± 1.0518.09 ± 0.9020.00 ± 1.050.4330.276
 Day 21 of lactation, mm16.12 ± 0.8315.91 ± 0.7016.25 ± 0.830.8760.786
 Loss (d 0- d 21), mm3.00 ± 0.782.18 ± 0.673.75 ± 0.780.3740.239
Feed intake, kg/d
 Day 1-7 of lactation, kg/d3.04 ± 0.18ab2.81 ± 0.17b3.51 ± 0.20a0.0490.091
 Day 7-14 of lactation, kg/d5.08 ± 0.345.13 ± 0.325.53 ± 0.340.3340.811
 Day 14-21 of lactation, kg/d5.95 ± 0.265.46 ± 0.236.15 ± 0.260.3860.082
 Day 1-21 of lactation, kg/d4.57 ± 0.244.37 ± 0.214.86 ± 0.240.2900.291
  1. Results were presented as mean values with their standard errors, n = 10. LV: total valine: lysine = 0.63: 1; MV: total valine: lysine = 0.73: 1; HV: total valine: lysine = 0.93: 1. Means not sharing the same letter are different (P < 0.05)