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Table 4 immune function of weaned pigs fed different levels of PEOa

From: Effects of plant essential oil supplementation on growth performance, immune function and antioxidant activities in weaned pigs

Itemsb CON PEO50 PEO100 PEO200 P
Linear Quadratic
TP, g/L 50.03 ± 1.69 50.66 ± 0.47 51.89 ± 0.64 51.91 ± 1.08 0.235 0.489
ALB, g/L 29.32 ± 0.82 28.98 ± 0.39 29.09 ± 0.35 30.90 ± 0.43 0.098 0.070
TG mmol/L 0.58 ± 0.06 0.44 ± 0.01 0.44 ± 0.07 0.43 ± 0.03 0.346 0.171
TC mmol/L 2.10 ± 0.04 2.29 ± 0.06 2.14 ± 0.06 1.95 ± 0.06 0.039 0.103
IgG, g/L 2.55 ± 0.25 2.42 ± 0.19 3.31 ± 0.43 3.84 ± 0.61 0.003 0.007
IgA, g/L 0.89 ± 0.05 0.89 ± 0.08 1.07 ± 0.08 1.14 ± 0.07 0.813 0.840
IgM, g/L 0.23 ± 0.03 0.25 ± 0.01 0.25 ± 0.02 0.23 ± 0.03 0.029 0.098
  1. Treatments: CON means basal diet; PEO50 means basal diet with 50 ppm PEO; PEO100 means basal diet with 100 ppm PEO; PEO200 means basal diet with 200 ppm PEO
  2. aValues are means ± S.E, n = 6
  3. bTP total protein, ALB albumin, TG triglyceride, TC cholesterol