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Table 1 Changes in macro-elements content (mg/100 g) of buffalo and cow colostrum during its transition to normal milk (Mean ± SD)

From: Changes in composition of colostrum of Egyptian buffaloes and Holstein cows

  Ca Mg Na K P
Time (h) Buffalo Cow Buffalo Cow Buffalo Cow Buffalo Cow Buffalo Cow
At calving 279.60c ± 2.10 281.40c ± 2.01 35.52c ± 1.00 42.86a ± 0.88 150.50e ± 1.76 212.80a ± 2.20 107.00g ± 1.80 179.50a ± 1.91 58.00a ± 1.00 53.00de ± 1.09
6 273.20d ± 1.90 284.80b ± 3.10 33.34d ± 1.00 37.76b ± 0.80 128.80g ± 1.70 213.00a ± 2.50 105.30h ± 1.71 171.10b ± 1.88 56.00bc ± 0.80 50.00f ± 0.91
12 270.60e ± 1.80 296.60a ± 3.90 29.60e ± 1.21 26.90f ± 0.51 105.80i ± 1.50 201.40b ± 1.99 101.30ij ± 1.66 160.00c ± 1.06 54.00d ± 0.50 57.00ab ± 1.20
24 261.80f ± 1.80 245.00g ± 2.00 29.20e ± 0.90 26.08g ± 0.49 81.90k ± 1.10 194.20c ± 1.88 102.20i ± 1.60 123.10d ± 1.10 53.00de ± 0.50 50.00f ± 0.89
48 239.80h ± 1.73 234.80i ± 2.00 25.10h ± 0.81 18.11k ± 0.20 76.56l ± 1.00 164.30d ± 1.45 100.10j ± 1.50 119.20e ± 0.90 52.00e ± 0.30 56.00bc ± 0.90
72 190.90k ± 1.50 199.80j ± 2.10 24.12i ± 0.79 15.73l ± 0.20 56.04n ± 0.80 146.80f ± 1.50 89.20k ± 1.10 100.60j ± 1.00 52.00e ± 0.80 53.00de ± 0.66
96 160.10l ± 1.60 157.40m ± 1.40 19.90j ± 0.60 15.10l ± 0.10 63.28m ± 0.80 120.40h ± 1.20 82.63l ± 0.64 110.20f ± 1.00 54.00d ± 1.40 52.07e ± 1.00
120 140.20n ± 1.20 115.20o ± 0.80 17.50k ± 0.50 14.35m ± 0.17 36.44p ± 0.50 90.10j ± 0.80 79.80m ± 0.80 80.60m ± 0.65 52.00e ± 1.15 55.50c ± 1.10
336 114.00o ± 1.10 93.00p ± 0.10 13.46n ± 0.30 14.20m ± 0.09 38.20o ± 0.45 82.10k ± 0.64 74.00n ± 0.50 65.00o ± 0.40 57.00ab ± 1.00 53.40d ± 0.80
LSD 2.362 0.6319 1.068 1.348 1.167
  1. Means in the same column or row of each element with different superscript letters differ significantly
  2. SD: Standard deviation of the mean