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Table 7 Effects of dietary valine: lysine ratio during late gestation on plasma biochemicals

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

ItemsDietary treatmentsLinearQuadratic
LVMVHV
Day 0 of lactation
 Glucose, mmol/L4.92 ± 0.185.05 ± 0.174.98 ± 0.190.8700.627
 Urea nitrogen, mmol/L2.77 ± 0.172.77 ± 0.162.50 ± 0.170.0760.539
 Triglyceride, mmol/L0.51 ± 0.11b0.89 ± 0.17a1.11 ± 0.07a<  0.0010.104
 Total protein, g/L67.36 ± 1.5770.93 ± 1.0169.48 ± 1.370.4480.104
Cholesterol, mmol/L1.64 ± 0.121.81 ± 0.081.76 ± 0.180.4870.269
 Insulin, mIU/L11.12 ± 0.7410.47 ± 0.2811.33 ± 0.790.2670.222
 Prolactin, ng/mL56.54 ± 0.54c64.02 ± 0.89b69.20 ± 0.62a< 0.0010.026
Day 10 of lactation
 Glucose, mmol/L5.57 ± 0.135.25 ± 0.155.25 ± 0.220.2380.324
 Urea nitrogen, mmol/L4.37 ± 0.233.98 ± 0.143.92 ± 0.260.0630.213
 Triglyceride, mmol/L0.86 ± 0.07b1.07 ± 0.09a1.03 ± 0.08a0.10960.046
 Total protein, g/L53.05 ± 1.82b54.55 ± 1.67b72.71 ± 0.83a< 0.0010.017
 Cholesterol, mmol/L2.71 ± 0.122.54 ± 0.262.61 ± 0.100.6940.408
 Insulin, mIU/L4.51 ± 0.524.95 ± 0.524.83 ± 0.460.7560.777
 Prolactin, ng/mL21.65 ± 0.78b22.37 ± 0.16ab23.72 ± 0.57a0.0450.246
  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)