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Table 5 Antioxidant in serum 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
CAT, U/mL 18.89 ± 1.26 19.62 ± 1.22 20.22 ± 0.52 20.18 ± 0.53 0.248 0.456
T-AOC, U/mL 2.10 ± 0.10 2.13 ± 0.12 2.16 ± 0.24 2.32 ± 0.13 0.451 0.642
MDA, nmol/mL 3.68 ± 0.40 3.21 ± 0.24 3.08 ± 0.47 2.67 ± 0.28 0.030 0.100
T-SOD, U/mL 18.15 ± 0.37 18.34 ± 0.18 18.67 ± 0.42 18.27 ± 0.13 0.721 0.388
GSH, mgGSH/L 3.12 ± 0.58 2.94 ± 0.38 3.98 ± 0.56 4.44 ± 0.39 < 0.01 < 0.01
  1. total superoxide dismutase; GSH, glutathione
  2. 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
  3. aValues are means ± S.E, n = 6
  4. bCAT catalase, T-AOC total antioxidant capacity, MDA methane dicarboxylic aldehyde, T-SOD Total superoxide dismutase