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Table 7 Volatile fatty acid of cecal contents in piglets at 21 days of age as affected by dietary AGP and MOA supplementation1, mg/kg

From: Microencapsulated essential oils combined with organic acids improves immune antioxidant capacity and intestinal barrier function as well as modulates the hindgut microbial community in piglets

Items1 Ctrl AGP MOA SEM P-value
Day 11
 Lactic acid 0.05 0.30 0.16 0.06 0.10
 Acetic acid 2.39 2.13 1.53 0.22 0.11
 Propionic acid 1.62b 2.31ab 2.76a 0.17 0.02
 Isobutyric acid 0.10 0.11 0.13 0.02 0.64
 Butyric acid 1.31b 1.62b 2.61a 0.18 0.01
 Isovaleric acid 0.09 0.09 0.13 0.03 0.47
 Valeric acid 0.17 0.17 0.13 0.04 0.65
 Total volatile fatty acid 5.74 6.73 7.44 0.48 0.15
Day 21
 Lactic acid 0.31 0.54 0.47 0.13 0.50
 Acetic acid 3.69 3.20 3.94 0.30 0.32
 Propionic acid 2.00b 1.55b 2.66a 0.13 0.01
 Isobutyric acid 0.25a 0.03b 0.04b 0.01 0.01
 Butyric acid 1.39 1.42 1.90 0.16 0.15
 Isovaleric acid 0.21a 0.13b 0.13b 0.01 0.02
 Valeric acid 0.38 0.23 0.22 0.07 0.28
 Total volatile fatty acid 8.24ab 7.10b 9.36a 0.30 0.02
  1. a,bMeans in the same row with different superscripts are significantly different (P < 0.05)
  2. 1Control (Ctrl): a corn soybean meal-based diet. AGP: Ctrl + 75 mg/kg chlortetracycline. MOA: Ctrl + 1500 mg/kg MOA. n = 4