Table 2

Fatty acid content (in %) in milk of Churra Tensina ewes at the fifth week of lactation, according to forage type1ā€“2
Fatty acid Diet
HAY GRE SE P-value
C4:0 2.46 2.76 0.16 0.08
C6:0 1.77 1.92 0.09 0.14
C8:0 1.74 1.78 0.13 0.79
C10:0 5.08 4.62 0.53 0.39
C12:0 3.02 2.43 0.29 0.06
C14:0 7.87 6.70 0.62 0.07
C16:0 21.66 20.01 0.85 0.06
C16:1 cis-9 1.17 1.09 0.06 0.21
C17:0 1.27 1.32 0.07 0.45
C17:1 cis-10 0.70a 0.57b 0.04 0.01
C18:0 12.03a 14.60b 0.94 0.01
C18:1 n-9 27.67 28.56 1.66 0.59
C18:1 n-7 0.52 0.53 0.05 0.75
C18:2 trans-9 trans-12 0.24 0.28 0.02 0.12
C18:2 cis-9 cis-12 2.21a 1.88b 0.11 0.008
CLA C18:2 cis-9 trans-11 1.17a 1.58b 0.13 0.005
C18:3 n-6 0.037 0.004 0.003 0.84
C18:3 n-3 1.48 1.52 0.10 0.70
C20:0 0.20 0.18 0.01 0.18
C20:1 n-9 0.07 0.06 0.007 0.06
C20:2 cis-11 cis-14 0.10a 0.16b 0.02 0.004
C20:3 cis-8 cis-11 cis-14 0.002 0.002 0.003 0.94
C20:4 n-6 0.17 0.16 0.01 0.33
C20:5 n-3 0.10 0.10 0.01 0.92
C22:0 0.11 0.11 0.01 0.89
C22:5 n-3 0.20 0.19 0.01 0.77
C22:6 n-3 0.07 0.05 0.01 0.38
C24:0 0.053 0.040 0.01 0.27

1Within a row, means without a common superscript differ (Pā€‰<ā€‰0.05). SE is the standard error.

2HAY group: ewes received hay from mountain pastures; GRE group: ewes grazed low mountain pastures.

Dervishi et al.

Dervishi et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:106   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-106

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