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Table 6 Effects of supplementing branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) to the diets of sows on the proximate composition of their milk 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
DM, % 20.8 19.6 19.4 22.4 20.7 20.5 22.8 21.1 21.0 0.478 < 0.01 0.023 0.983
CP, % 5.72 4.93 4.78 6.10 5.16 5.06 6.24 5.19 5.10 0.193 < 0.01 0.011 0.985
Fat, % 8.63 8.04 8.12 9.12 8.44 8.48 9.26 8.66 8.74 0.245 < 0.01 0.002 0.952
Lactose, % 4.99 5.16 5.10 5.61 5.59 5.39 5.71 5.66 5.57 0.206 < 0.01 0.329 0.996
Carb, % 5.58 5.76 5.62 6.24 6.16 6.02 6.37 6.32 6.22 0.206 < 0.01 0.329 0.996
Ash, % 0.87 0.87 0.88 0.94 0.94 0.94 0.93 0.93 0.94 0.025 < 0.01 0.884 1.00
  1. Values are means with pooled SEM, n = 10 sows/treatment group
  2. Data were analyzed by two-way ANOVA
  3. 1Treatment (T), Day (D), and Treatment × Day (T × D) interaction
  4. Carb carbohydrate (including lactose)