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Table 1 Fecal pH and VFA concentration (n=4)

From: The diversity of the fecal bacterial community and its relationship with the concentration of volatile fatty acids in the feces during subacute rumen acidosis in dairy cows

Parameter COD SAID Std. errora P value 95% confidence intervalb
Lower Upper
Fecal pH 7.15 6.42 0.108 0.041 6.34 7.10
Acetate, mM 46.49 63.12 4.545 0.061 42.18 67.42
Propionate, mM 10.36 13.90 0.399 0.003 11.02 13.24
Butyrate, mM 6.86 17.35 0.729 0.001 10.08 14.13
Valerate, mM 0.69 0.46 0.093 0.161 0.32 0.83
Isobutyrate, mM 1.56 1.94 0.470 0.595 0.45 3.05
Isovalerate, mM 0.51 0.65 0.223 0.662 −0.04 1.20
Total VFA, mM 66.46 97.56 4.989 0.012 68.16 95.86
  1. aStd. Error of the mean for the SAID group.
  2. b95% CI for the SAID group.