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Table 8 Serum AAs and NH3 [mg/dL] in piglets within 48 h p.n. and on weaning depending on weight class (mean ± SD)

From: Immunocrit, serum amino acid concentrations and growth performance in light and heavy piglets depending on sow’s farrowing system

  within 48 h p.n. day of weaning (day 26)
Light [n = 30] Heavy [n = 42] Light [n = 26] Heavy [n = 41]
BW [kg] 1.14b ± 0.38 1.83a ± 0.36 6.39b ± 0.47 9.34a ± 0.47
Serum AAs [mg/dL]
 Arginine 2.07 ± 0.99 2.48 ± 1.21 3.17 ± 0.88 3.48 ± 0.70
 Leucine 2.47 ± 0.85 2.79 ± 1.10 2.53 ± 0.57 2.69 ± 0.61
 Lysine 4.02 ± 1.73 4.40 ± 2.40 3.19 ± 0.82 3.47 ± 1.08
 Methionine 0.69 ± 0.44 0.94 ± 0.78 1.20 ± 0.53 1.12 ± 0.28
 Proline 10.2 ± 3.59 9.75 ± 4.04 7.28 ± 1.88 7.05 ± 1.50
 Threonine 2.27 ± 1.08 2.73 ± 1.00 3.14 ± 1.39 3.01 ± 1.12
 Tryptophan* 0.62 ± 0.17 0.62 ± 0.27 0.90 ± 0.29 0.92 ± 0.39
 Valine 4.21 ± 1.53 4.91 ± 1.86 2.98 ± 0.83 3.07 ± 0.66
 NH3 7.07 ± 1.36 7.02 ± 1.39 7.86 ± 1.49 7.04 ± 1.20
  1. BW body weight [kg]; light (birth weight 24 h p.n.) < 1.4 kg, heavy (birth weight 24 h p.n.) ≥ 1.4 kg
  2. a,bValues within a row with different superscripts differ significantly at p < 0.05
  3. *within 48 h p.n. Light: n = 9; Heavy: n = 14. day of weaning Light: n = 12. Heavy: n = 24 (only measurable with these piglets)