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Table 6 Effects of dietary fiber levels during gestation on colostrum and milk compositions of sows

From: Inclusion of purified dietary fiber during gestation improved the reproductive performance of sows

ItemCONDF1DF2DF3DF4DF5SEMP-value
DietsLinearQuadratic
Colostrum, %
 Lipids4.1b6.0ab6.8a5.7ab5.1ab3.9b0.800.0220.0430.10
 Protein7.37.18.27.17.57.00.480.180.310.56
 Lactose11.310.612.810.311.310.60.960.230.380.96
 Total solids19.819.122.019.220.318.91.260.180.310.57
Milk, %
 Lipids7.47.17.07.26.68.61.260.620.140.34
 Protein3.33.53.73.83.93.70.400.540.650.06
 Lactose4.75.05.55.46.35.20.590.180.850.02
 Total solids8.99.410.010.110.69.81.100.560.700.07
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± largest SEM. Sows were regarded as the experimental units, n = 6 for each treatment. a, b denote P < 0.05. CON, basal corn-soybean diet; DF1, wheat bran-rich diet; DF2, DF3, DF4 and DF5 were wheat bran diet supplemented with 1%, 2%, 3% and 4% of FIBER MIX at the expense of wheat bran