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Table 5 Composition of milk of lactating control sows and sows administered clofibrate on day 20 of lactation

From: Treatment of lactating sows with clofibrate as a synthetic agonist of PPARα does not influence milk fat content and gains of litters

  Control Clofibrate P- value
Nutrients (%)
 Fat 6.81 ± 0.49 6.92 ± 1.15 0.797
 Lactose 4.85 ± 0.47 5.04 ± 0.42 0.367
 Protein 5.19 ± 0.39 5.66 ± 0.33 0.012
Gross energy (MJ/kg)# 4.73 ± 0.22 4.91 ± 0.47 0.297
Fatty acids (% of total fatty acids)
 14:0 4.5 ± 0.7 4.6 ± 0.6 0.856
 16:0 27.1 ± 1.6 30.1 ± 2.0 0.006
 16:1 n-9 12.4 ± 1.6 12.1 ± 1.0 0.658
 18:0 2.9 ± 0.4 3.0 ± 0.4 0.360
 18:1 n-9 31.7 ± 3.5 30.8 ± 3.1 0.570
 18:1 n-7 1.9 ± 0.3 1.9 ± 0.2 0.819
 18:2 n-6 15.2 ± 0.4 13.7 ± 0.7 < 0.001
 18:3 n-3 1.2 ± 0.1 1.0 ± 0.1 0.018
 Σ SFA 35.3 ± 2.1 38.5 ± 2.7 0.021
 Σ MUFA 46.6 ± 2.6 45.3 ± 2.6 0.313
 Σ PUFA 18.1 ± 0.7 16.3 ± 0.9 < 0.001
Fat soluble vitamins (nmol/g fat)
 Retinol 16.1 ± 3.74 17.9 ± 4.46 0.374
 α-tocopherol 83.4 ± 27.1 95.9 ± 24.1 0.314
  1. Values are mean ± SD (n = 10/group); Abbreviations: SFA saturated fatty acids, MUFA monounsaturated fatty acids, PUFA polyunsaturated fatty acids. #calculated value.