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Table 7 The concentration of α-tocopherol, mg/L, in plasma of sows and piglets

From: Effects of dietary hemp seed oil to sows on fatty acid profiles, nutritional and immune status of piglets

  Dietary treatment1 SEM
  H HS S  
Day2 of gestation/lactation of sows
 108 2.35ab 2.70ab 2.70ab 0.201
 112 2.17a 2.51a 2.52a 0.208
 2 1.82a 2.17a 2.17a 0.201
 16 2.85bc 3.20bc 3.20bc 0.201
 28 3.33c 3.68c 3.68c 0.203
Day3 of age of piglets
 4 5.22c 4.50c 5.54c 0.412
 16 4.35b 3.63b 4.66b 0.412
 28 2.52a 1.80a 2.83a 0.412
  1. SEM standard error of mean.
  2. 1H = basal diet and hemp seed oil in ratio 95:5, HS = basal diet and mix of soybean and hemp seed oils (50:50) in ratio 95:5; S = basal diet and soybean oil in ratio 95:5; basal diet formulated according to Danish Nutrient Standards for Lactating Sows [24]
  3. 2Effect of day P < 0.001 and effect of dietary treatment P = 0.13. No significant interaction was observed
  4. 3Effect of day P < 0.001 and effect of dietary treatment P = 0.09. No significant interaction was observed
  5. a,b,cMean values within a column of sows or piglets response with unlike superscript letters are significantly different