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Table 2 Forage analyses

From: The effect of different grazing conditions on the insulin and incretin response to the oral glucose test in ponies

  Units LOD Hay UF (Phase 1) F (Phase 1) UF (Phase 2) F (Phase 2) P value
DM field sample %   43.6 39.7 43.3 41 0.04
Sward height cm   4.65 10.5 3.98 10.68 0.003
Sward density g/10cm2   27.5 58.5 30 58.5 0.002
WSC % 4.0 4.3 4.9 < 4.0 9.2 6.9 0.5
Starch % 2 3 3 2 4 4 0.7
NSC %   7.3 7.9 6 13.2 10.9 0.5
  1. Key: All results are reported on a dry matter basis. All units of % are g/100 g equivalent. LOD limit of detection, UF unfertilised pasture, F fertilised pasture, DM dry matter, WSC water soluble carbohydrate, NSC non-structural carbohydrate calculated as WSC + starch