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Table 2 Fatty acid profiles (percentage of total identified fatty acids methyl esters) in rumen of kids fed diets containing oil supplements

From: Palm oil protects α-linolenic acid from rumen biohydrogenation and muscle oxidation in cashmere goat kids

Fatty acid PMO LSO MIX SEM P-value
Saturated fatty acids
 C10:0 1.57 1.58 1.42 0.107 0.526
 C12:0 2.02 2.20 2.04 0.09 0.408
 C13:0 0.96 1.02 0.87 0.049 0.150
 C14:0 3.99 3.74 3.59 0.162 0.331
 C15:0 2.03 2.15 2.22 0.095 0.465
 C16:0 15.27a 13.65b 14.81a 0.171 <.001
 C17:0 2.00 1.87 1.92 0.072 0.451
 C18:0 16.72 18.21 18.86 0.535 0.103
 C20:0 2.53 2.36 2.4 0.06 0.346
 C21:0 0.90a 0.86ab 0.72b 0.042 0.046
 C22:0 2.26 1.93 1.96 0.129 0.205
 C23:0 0.82 0.85 0.70 0.049 0.142
 C24:0 2.04 1.97 1.89 0.075 0.436
Monounsaturated fatty acids
 C14:1 1.62 1.62 1.66 0.061 0.896
 C15:1 0.73 0.74 0.79 0.043 0.556
 C16:1 1.98 1.79 1.98 0.103 0.399
 C17:1 1.14 0.90 0.75 0.094 0.067
tran-9 18:1 8.82 10.69 9.94 0.469 0.149
cis-9 C18:1 11.44a 9.35b 10.45ab 0.342 0.009
 C20:1 1.12 0.94 0.97 0.079 0.295
 C22:1 0.90a 0.87ab 0.71b 0.048 0.040
 C24:1 0.96 0.89 0.76 0.046 0.058
n-6 Polyunsaturated fatty acids
 C18:2n-6t 0.88 0.83 0.75 0.034 0.151
 C18:2n-6c 4.76 5.65 6.14 0.306 0.098
 C18:3n-6 0.87 0.85 0.83 0.039 0.808
 C20:2n-6 0.88 0.82 0.71 0.041 0.070
 C20:3n-6 0.79 0.8 0.73 0.042 0.444
 C20:4n-6 0.85 0.86 0.79 0.042 0.469
 C22:2n-6 0.88 0.84 0.69 0.046 0.045
n-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acids
 C18:3n-3 1.36c 2.15a 1.71b 0.050 <.001
 C20:3n-3 0.79 0.81 0.71 0.053 0.720
 C20:5n-3 0.83 0.82 0.70 0.048 0.200
 C22:6n-3 0.86 0.89 0.76 0.056 0.302
Total fat (% w/w of rumen liquid) 0.015 0.016 0.014 0.001 0.582
Proportional loss rate of dietary fatty acids, %
cis-9 C18:1 63.14a 35.74c 47.85b 1.04 <.001
 C18:3n-3 76.42c 94.65a 92.96b 0.33 <.001
Proportional increase rate of dietary fatty acids, %
 C18:0 576.85a 488.92b 559.63a 18.29 0.009
Dry matter intake, kg per day per pen 4.15 4.30 3.70 0.35 0.478
  1. PMO palm oil diet, LSO linseed oil diet, MIX mixed oil diet
  2. a–c Means within the same row followed by the same superscript letters are not significantly different at P < 0.05