Table 2

Effects of Arg on liver weight and serum biochemical indices in weanling piglets (n = 6)
Items Control Arg
Initial body weight (kg) 5.9 ± 0.4 5.9 ± 0.4
Final body weight (kg) 6.1 ± 0.3 a 6.6 ± 0.3 b
Feed intake daily (g) 158.3 ± 20.9a 180.6 ± 29.3b
Liver weight (kg) 140.9 ± 5.0 143.9 ± 5.2
Liver weight/Body weight (%) 2.3 ± 0.1 2.18 ± 0.1
Glucose (mmol/L) 7.7 ± 1.0 6.9 ± 0.6
Glutamic-oxalacetic transaminase (mmol/L) 46.3 ± 10.5a 34.5 ± 6.2b
Glutamic pyruvic transaminase (mmol/L) 43.0 ± 5.8 45.2 ± 4.9
Alkaline phosphatase (mmol/L) 166.8 ± 50.5a 224.2 ± 36.6b
Lactic acid (mmol/L) 69.8 ± 12.9a 41.2 ± 11.1b
Lactate dehydrogenase (U/L) 597.8 ± 69.0 546.5 ± 86.3
Cortisol (μg/L) 88.7 ± 26.1a 69.6 ± 22.7b

ab: means in the same row with different letters differ significantly (P < 0.05).

Values are means ± standard error.

Wu et al.

Wu et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:63   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-9-63

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