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Table 3 Effect of surgical castration on PigMAPa serum concentration (mg/ml) at three different study days

From: Surgical castration with pain relief affects the health and productive performance of pigs in the suckling period

Item Intact Males Castrated Males SEM b P value
Day 0 0.903 0.841 0.032 0.167
Day 1 0.847 0.944 0.030 0.025
Day 10 0.990 0.902 0.073 0.392
  1. aPig major acute phase protein
  2. bStandard Error of Mean
  3. Day 0 = sampling before castration, day 1 = 1 day after castration, and day 10 = 10 days after castration in castrated males. In intact male piglets, the days correspond to the intervention in their litter mates