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Table 7 The urine cortisol/creatinine ratio of dogs fed diets 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 Unit CON
(n = 18)
mean
HEP
(n = 18)
mean
SIL
(n = 18)
mean
SEM P
pH   7.56 6.88 7.00 0.21 NSD
Cortisol μg/dl 13.5 13.7 13.4 0.11 NSD
Creatinine μmol/l 16,419 14,431 12,907 1017 NSD
Cortisol: creatinine 10−6 29.4 26.5 28.2 0.85 NSD
  1. Abbreviations: CON, control group; HEP, group fed diet supplemented with commercial hepatoprotectant containing silybin; SIL group fed diet supplemented with pure silybin; NSD, not statistically different