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Table 5 Effects of supplementing branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) to the diets of sows on the rates of mortality of sow-reared piglets during lactation

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

Group Number of piglets Rate of mortality, %
d 0 d 3 d 15 d 29 d 01 d 0–3 d 0–15 d 0–29
Control 90 78 77 76 0 13.3 14.4 15.6
1.535% BCAA 90 84 84 84 0 6.7 6.7 6.7
3.07% BCAA 90 86 86 86 0 4.4 4.4 4.4
  1. Values are the numbers of live piglets
  2. Data were analyzed by X2-analysis, which revealed that BCAA supplementation reduced the rate of preweaning mortality (P = 0.021) as compared to control
  3. 1Time of assignment to treatment groups