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Table 7 Effect of fermented herbal tea residue on the content of short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) in feces of fattening cattle (mg/g) (N = 6)

From: Fermentation quality of herbal tea residue and its application in fattening cattle under heat stress

Item CN LC HC
Acetic acid 13.33 ± 0.91b 13.37 ± 1.27b 14.82 ± 0.95a
Propionic acid 3.29 ± 0.22 3.46 ± 0.63 3.54 ± 0.26
Isobutyric acid 0.15 ± 0.01b 0.13 ± 0.01b 0.17 ± 0.02a
Butyric acid 2.35 ± 0.16 2.51 ± 0.22 2.49 ± 0.21
Isovaleric acid 0.22 ± 0.03a 0.18 ± 0.02b 0.18 ± 0.02b
Valeric acid 0.09 ± 0.01 0.09 ± 0.01 0.10 ± 0.02
  1. The values were showed as the means±standard error (N = 6); Different letters showed significant difference (P < 0.05), while the same letter or no letter showed no significant difference (P > 0.05)
  2. CN no herbal tea residues, the control group, LC 15% fermented HTRs replaced, the 15% replacement group, HC 30% fermented HTRs replaced, the 30% replacement group