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Table 3 Changes in vitamin A and E content (IU/100 ml) in buffalo and cow colostrum during its transition to normal milk (Mean ± SD)

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

  Vitamin A Vitamin E
Time (h) Buffalo Cow Buffalo Cow
At calving 166.67g ± 0.88 250.00c ± 2.65 342.00f ± 3.30 234.00j ± 3.00
6 125.00n ± 2.65 270.83b ± 2.09 402.00a ± 4.20 210.20l ± 2.31
12 145.83j ± 1.83 312.50a ± 3.28 336.00g ± 3.15 198.00m ± 1.90
24 188.03e ± 1.55 187.50e ± 1.80 396.00b ± 3.90 201.00m ± 2.00
48 171.90f ± 1.73 166.66g ± 0.88 387.00c ± 3.68 174.00p ± 1.60
72 156.25i ± 2.40 208.33d ± 1.46 378.00d ± 3.50 186.00o ± 1.20
96 146.20j ± 0.98 159.63h ± 1.55 352.97e ± 3.60 191.33n ± 1.50
120 138.20l ± 1.18 140.60k ± 1.40 341.67f ± 2.80 220.67k ± 2.90
336 136.70l ± 0.26 128.90m ± 0.90 330.00h ± 2.98 318.00i ± 5.00
LSD 2.12 4.363
  1. Means in the same column or row of each vitamin with different superscript letters differ significantly
  2. SD: Standard deviation of the mean