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Table 4 Effects of dietary valine: lysine ratio during late gestation on composition of colostrum and milk

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

ItemsDietary treatmentsLinearQuadratic
LVMVHV
Day 1 of lactation
 Protein, %11.07 ± 0.29b11.47 ± 0.18b12.80 ± 0.20a<  0.0010.495
 Fat, %3.17 ± 0.14b4.17 ± 0.39b6.23 ± 1.01a0.0130.978
 Lactose, %3.64 ± 0.053.52 ± 0.073.50 ± 0.200.4440.872
 Solids-not-fat, %17.98 ± 0.74b19.57 ± 0.29b21.79 ± 0.34a0.0020.623
Day 10 of lactation
 Protein, %4.67 ± 0.074.53 ± 0.094.53 ± 0.030.2630.326
 Fat, %5.93 ± 0.206.70 ± 0.465.93 ± 0.230.7240.102
 Lactose, %6.80 ± 0.106.60 ± 0.126.57 ± 0.070.1720.348
 Solids-not-fat, %12.70 ± 0.2012.47 ± 0.2312.40 ± 0.150.3620.608
  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)