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Table 3 Rumen fermentation characteristics in post-weaning lambs supplemented with and without postbiotics

From: Effects of postbiotic supplementation on growth performance, ruminal fermentation and microbial profile, blood metabolite and GHR, IGF-1 and MCT-1 gene expression in post-weaning lambs

Parameters Control Postbiotic SEM P-value
pH 5.55 5.53 0.03 0.82
NH3-N, (ppm) 1.46a 2.00b 0.14 0.04
Volatile fatty acids (VFA), mM
 Acetic acid (A) 84.82 82.70 2.15 0.63
 Propionic acid (P) 31.81a 37.56b 1.65 0.03
 Butyric acid 9.30 9.31 0.37 1.00
 iso-butyric acid 1.28 1.35 0.04 0.37
 Valeric acid 1.18 1.15 0.06 0.89
 iso-valeric acid 2.55 2.60 0.15 0.86
 Total VFA 130.98 134.64 2.00 0.40
 A:P 2.43 2.17 0.09 0.17
  1. VFA Volatile fatty acids. a,b Different superscripts in each row are significantly different (P < 0.05). Experimental unit, (n = 6)