Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 3 Effects of prepartum diets on plasma metabolites concentration

From: A prepartum diet supplemented with oilseeds high in oleic or linoleic acid reduced GnRH-induced LH release in dairy cows during second week postpartum

  Prepartum diets P
  Control Canola Sunflower TrtA Trt*wkB
  (n = 11) (n = 10) (n = 10)   
NEFA(mEq/dL)     0.40 0.05
wk-3 81 ± 5¥ 95 ± 5¥ 85 ± 5   
wk0 507 ± 54 397 ± 61 441 ± 54   
wk1 392 ± 48 439 ± 50 453 ± 50   
wk2 584 ± 64§a 428 ± 68§ab 381 ± 68b   
BHBA (mg/dL)     0.28 0.42
wk-3 11.3 ± 0.5 9.9 ± 0.5 9.7 ± 0.5   
wk0 10.1 ± 0.8 10.6 ± 0.8 10.3 ± 0.8   
wk1 12.0 ± 1.0 12.9 ± 1.0 11.2 ± 1.0   
wk2 14.2 ± 1.1 11.9 ± 1.1 11.7 ± 1.1   
Glucose (mg/dL)     0.50 0.78
wk-3 56.3 ± 1.4 58.1 ± 1.3 58.7 ± 1.3   
wk0 77.9 ± 5.3 75.9 ± 5.5 80.6 ± 5.5   
wk1 49.8 ± 1.5 48.7 ± 1.5 50.9 ± 1.5   
wk2 46.0 ± 1.5 47.7 ± 1.5 50.4 ± 1.5   
  1. a,b: P = 0.03;¥ Control tended (P = 0.07) to have lower NEFA concentration than canola; §Control tended (P = 0.10) to have greater NEFA concentration than canola
  2. ATrt: Dietary treatment
  3. Bwk: Postpartum week
  4. wk-3: 2 weeks after the initiation of prepartum diets; wk0: calving; wk1: first week postpartum; wk2: second week postpartum