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Table 3 Apparent nutrient digestibility of dogs fed diet supplemented with silybin and commercial hepatoprotectant (EXP1)

From: Effects of silybin supplementation on nutrient digestibility, hematological parameters, liver function indices, and liver-specific mi-RNA concentration in dogs

Item CON
(n = 18)
mean
HEP
(n = 18)
mean
SIL
(n = 18)
mean
SEM P
DM4 0.86 0.82 0.85 0.01 NSD
CP5 0.85 0.87 0.88 0.01 NSD
Ether extract 0.98a 0.96b 0.96b 0.01 0.02
Crude Ash 0.47 0.46 0.41 1.91 NSD
  1. Abbreviations: CON, control group; CP, crude protein; DM, dry matter; HEP, group fed diet supplemented with commercial hepatoprotectant containing silybin; NSD, not statistically different; SIL, group fed diet supplemented with pure silybin
  2. Superscripts a,b in the same row indicate significant differences between control versus treatment groups (P <  0.05)