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Table 2 Effects of dietary supplementation with different concentrations of molasses on blood and serum biochemical variables of male Nubian goat kids

From: Effects of dietary supplementation with different concentration of molasses on growth performance, blood metabolites and rumen fermentation indices of Nubian goats

Parameters Groups P- value
M-0 M-30 M-40 M-45 MC MD MC×MD
Blood pH 7.34 a ± 0.06 7.33 a ± 0.05 7.37 b ± 0.05 7.33 a ± 0.05 * *** NS
Blood-[Hb] (g/dL) 10.0 ± 1.2 9.0 ± 1.4 8.7 ± 1.1 8.9 ± 1.1 NS NS NS
Blood Hct (L/L) 0.26 ± 0.05 0.27 ± 0.03 0.28 ± 0.03 0.26 ± 0.03 NS NS NS
TLC (×103/μL) 9.6 ± 2.9 9.3 ± 3.7 8.7 ± 2.9 9.0 ± 3.6 NS NS NS
Serum-[TP] (g/L) 61 b ± 4.1 63.6 ab ± 6.4 65.6 a ± 4.3 63.1 ab ± 10.6 * * NS
Serum-[Albumin] (g/L) 36.9 ± 3.7 37.6 ± 3.7 37.5 ± 3.5 37.1 ± 2.5 NS *** NS
Serum-[Globulins] (g/L) 24 b ± 5.4 26 ab ± 5.8 28 a ± 4.6 26 ab ± 10.8 * NS NS
A/G (%) 1.6 a ± 0.6 1.5 ab ± 0.4 1.4 ab ± 0.3 1.2 b ± 0.7 * NS NS
Serum-[AST] (IU) 41.7 ± 27.5 43 ± 13 45 ± 6.3 42 ± 24.2 NS NS NS
Serum-[ALT] (IU) 11.7 ± 6.9 10.7 ± 3.7 10.9 ± 7.6 11 ± 8.2 NS NS *
Serum-[Na+] (mmol/L) 153.7 b ± 6.9 154.9 b ± 7.3 148.6 a ± 8 150.2 b ± 7.9 ** NS NS
Serum-[K+] (mmol/L) 6.2 ± 1.1 5.7 ± 0.8 6.6 ± 1.5 6.0 ± 1.3 NS *** **
Serum-[Cl] (mmol/L) 106.8 b ± 5.8 111.3 a ± 6.0 105.7 b ± 5.3 106.9 b ± 5.5 ** NS **
Serum-[SID3] (mmol/L) 53.1 a ± 6.6 49 b ± 7.1 49.4 b ± 7.5 49.3 b ± 6.3 * NS NS
  1. a, b Means ± SD within the same row bearing different superscripts are significantly different at *P ≤ 0.05, **P ≤ 0.01, ***P < 0.0001. NS Not significant
  2. Brackets ([ ]) donate concentration, SD Standard deviation
  3. MC molasses concentration, MD the duration of dietary molasses supplementation, ML×MD the interaction between molasses concentration and the duration of dietary molasses supplementation, M-0 (0% molasses), M-30 (30% molasses), M-40 (40% molasses) and M-45 (45% molasses)