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Comparison of plasma parameters in normal and IUGR piglets over the duration of the trial1

 
P-value2
Item Normal IUGR SEM Classification Time
n 24 24
Glucose, mmol/L 4.2 2.8 0.2 0.001 0.466
Triglyceride, mmol/L 0.27 0.23 0.01 0.060 0.057
Blood urea nitrogen, mmol/L 3.97 4.04 0.33 0.879 0.827
Creatinine, μmol/L 132.1 145.3 8.0 0.250 0.027
Lactate, mmol/L 4.40 4.93 0.3 0.234 0.175
Cholesterol, mmol/L 1.24 1.35 0.06 0.186 0.449
Total protein, g/L 24.6 25.6 0.5 0.155 0.350
γ-Glutamyl transferase, U/L 53.9 46.7 5.3 0.329 0.836
Basic phosphatase, U/L 1356.6 1618.1 149.5 0.223 0.175
Inorganic phosphate, mmol/L 1.33 1.38 0.06 0.532 0.467
1Values presented are least squares means ± SEM. IUGR = intrauterine growth restricted.
2No interactions between classification and time were observed (P < 0.05).



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Comparison between organ weights and organ indices between normal and IUGR piglets at birth (pooled average over the duration of the trial)1

 
Item Normal IUGR SEM P-value
n 24 24
Piglet characteristics
    Birth weight, g 1,380 700 36 <0.001
    Crown rump length, cm 29.3 24.5 0.3 <0.001
Organ weights, g
    Liver 44.4 20.5 1.5 <0.001
    Spleen 1.4 0.8 0.1 <0.001
    Kidneys 10.1 6.4 0.4 <0.001
    Heart 9.1 5.6 0.3 <0.001
    Brain 32.9 30.7 0.6 0.015
    Stomach 6.7 4.1 0.2 <0.001
Relative organ weights, % BW
    Liver 3.2 2.9 0.1 0.010
    Spleen 0.1 0.1 0.01 0.089
    Kidneys 0.7 0.9 0.04 <0.001
    Heart 0.7 0.8 0.02 <0.001
    Brain 2.4 4.5 0.1 <0.001
    Stomach 0.5 0.6 0.01 <0.001
Ratios
    Brain:heart 3.7 5.7 0.2 <0.001
    Brain:liver 0.8 1.6 0.1 <0.001
1Values presented are least squares means ± SEM. IUGR = intrauterine growth restricted.