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Table 2 Changes in micro-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

  Fe Cu Zn Pb
Time (h) Buffalo Cow Buffalo Cow Buffalo Cow Buffalo Cow
At calving 2.36a ± 0.06 2.21a ± 0.44 0.186b ± 0.06 0.186b ± 0.01 0.23b ± 0.01 0.27a ± 0.02 0.028bcde ± 0.00 0.042ab ± 0.00
6 1.50b ± 0.07 1.27c ± 0.39 0.118d ± 0.04 0.204a ± 0.01 0.21cd ± 0.00 0.20d ± 0.02 0.024cdef ± 0.00 0.035abc ± 0.00
12 0.77de ± 0.06 0.80d ± 0.20 0.084e ± 0.02 0.178b ± 0.01 0.21cd ± 0.02 0.22bc ± 0.01 0.020cdefg ± 0.00 0.032abcd ± 0.00
24 0.76de ± 0.05 0.58ef ± 0.08 0.082e ± 0.02 0.190ab ± 0.02 0.20d ± 0.02 0.12h ± 0.01 0.018defg ± 0.00 0.045a ± 0.00
48 0.66def ± 0.04 0.61def ± 0.09 0.077e ± 0.01 0.176bc ± 0.03 0.17ef ± 0.01 0.18e ± 0.03 0.018defg ± 0.00 0.036abc ± 0.00
72 0.60def ± 0.03 0.53f ± 0.07 0.060f ± 0.01 0.161c ± 0.01 0.15g ± 0.03 0.16fg ± 0.02 0.012efg ± 0.00 0.024cdef ± 0.02
96 0.51f ± 0.03 0.54f ± 0.06 0.060f ± 0.01 0.120d ± 0.00 0.13h ± 0.01 0.17ef ± 0.01 0.010fg ± 0.00 0.025def ± 0.00
120 0.54f ± 0.03 0.51f ± 0.05 0.052f ± 0.00 0.090e ± 0.00 0.12h ± 0.02 0.15g ± 0.01 0.010fg ± 0.00 0.010fg ± 0.00
336 0.53f ± 0.01 0.46f ± 0.01 0.020g ± 0.00 0.060f ± 0.00 0.16fg ± 0.03 0.17ef ± 0.01 0.009fg ± 0.00 0.007g ± 0.00
LSD 0.2163 0.01659 0.01659 0.01659
  1. Means in the same column or row of each element with different superscript letters differ significantly
  2. SD: Standard deviation of the mean