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Table 3 The effect of Sodium butyrate on milk yields and milk composition of goats fed HG diet versus those fed HG alone and LG diet

From: Sodium butyrate improves antioxidant stability in sub-acute ruminal acidosis in dairy goats

  Treatmentd   p value
Item LG HG HG + NaB SEM Diet week Diet*week
Milk yield 0.962a 0.941b 1.032c 0.07 0.01 0.01 0.01
Fats % 3.365a 2.852b 3.275a 0.128 0.012 0.35 0.3
Fats yield, kg 0.034a 0.025b 0.035a 0.001 0.001 0.02 0.56
Protein % 4.192 a 3.801b 4.106 a 0.064 0.024 0.01 0.134
Protein yield, kg 0.043a 0.035b 0.044a 0.001 0.004 0.002 0.09
  1. The milk yield and milk compositions were analyzed by the mixed model of SAS with repeated measures, p ≤ 0.05 was considered significant
  2. a, b and c. The means with different superscript were considered significantly different
  3. dLG low gain, HG high grain, HG + NaB high grain + sodium butyrate