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Table 6 Effects of ingested E+ or E- Achatherum inebrians on selected serum biochemical parameters in han sheep

From: Effects of feeding drunken horse grass infected with Epichloë gansuensis endophyte on animal performance, clinical symptoms and physiological parameters in sheep

Items Group Weeks
0 1 2 3 4 5
Alanine aminotransferase (ALT, mmol/L) E+ 40.0 ± 1.58B 40.8 ± 6.18B 41.4 ± 10.43B 39.8 ± 9.50B 44.0 ± 15.64A 45.5 ± 9.95aA
E- 39.8 ± 1.30A 39.4 ± 1.52A 37.2 ± 3.56A 31.4 ± 8.62B 33.8 ± 8.58B 31.2 ± 3.90bB
Control 39.0 ± 1.58A 36.4 ± 4.04B 39.0 ± 5.0A 34.8 ± 7.82B 35.6 ± 4.51B 32.6 ± 3.58bB
Aspartate aminotransferase (AST, mmol/L) E+ 91.6 ± 3.44C 98.8 ± 15.89C 110.6 ± 22.17aB 120.0 ± 34.65aB 141.5 ± 51.16aA 139.3 ± 40.37aA
E- 90.2 ± 2.17B 95.4 ± 4.51A 88.8 ± 1.48bB 88.2 ± 12.52bB 94.0 ± 19.40bA 78.6 ± 5.98bC
Control 90.6 ± 2.30A 90.8 ± 7.56A 84.0 ± 1.73bB 91.4 ± 17.60bA 95.8 ± 11.67bA 86.4 ± 19.05bB
Creatinine (Cr, umol/L) E+ 55.7 ± 1.68D 78.0 ± 8.63aA 69.4 ± 15.96aB 60.7 ± 13.58aC 64.6 ± 17.34aC 63.8 ± 14.79aC
E- 56.7 ± 2.64B 70.4 ± 3.65bA 60.0 ± 3.54bB 59.4 ± 4.28aB 56.7 ± 13.39bB 56.6 ± 3.65bB
Control 55.3 ± 3.97A 55.6 ± 6.23cA 55.7 ± 5.03bA 49.6 ± 6.27bB 57.0 ± 9.03bA 58.5 ± 9.35bA
  1. a-cMeans within a column between three treatments not bearing a common superscript letter differ (P ≤ 0.05)
  2. A-DMeans within a line between five periods not bearing a common superscript letter differ (P ≤ 0.05)