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Table 3 Effects of supplementing branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) to the diets of sows on their feed intake and the milk consumption of piglets during lactation

From: Dietary supplementation with branched-chain amino acids enhances milk production by lactating sows and the growth of suckling piglets

Variable Control 1.535% BCAA 3.07% BCAA Pooled SEM P-value
d 3 d 15 d 29 d 3 d 15 d 29 d 3 d 15 d 29 Treatment Day T × D1
Milk consumption by piglets, mL/kg BW/d 284 231 153 315 252 178 342 277 193 6.4 < 0.01 < 0.01 0.291
  d 015 d 1529 d 029 d 015 d 1529 d 029 d 015 d 1529 d 029  
ADFI2 by sows, g/kg BW/d 29.7 34.2 32.0 29.9 33.7 31.8 29.7 34.0 31.9 3.1 0.997 0.069 1.00
  1. Values are means with pooled SEM, n = 10 sows/treatment group. See Table 6 for the number of piglets on d 3, 15 and 29 of lactation.
  2. Data were analyzed by two-way ANOVA.
  3. 1Treatment (T), Day (D), and Treatment × Day (T × D) interaction
  4. 2ADFI Average daily feed intake