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Table 3 Effects of different inclusion rate of sodium nitrate on dry matter intake, milk yield and milk composition in water buffaloes

From: Sodium nitrate has no detrimental effect on milk fatty acid profile and rumen bacterial population in water buffaloes

Item Sodium nitrate, g/kg body weight SE P
0 0.11 0.22 0.44
DMI (kg/day) 13.66 13.08 13.06 14.08 0.24 0.389
Methaemoglobin, (MHB, %) 14.52 14.05 15.09 14.48 0.35 0.795
Milk yield (kg/day) 7.10 7.01 7.44 8.01 0.48 0.899
Protein (%) 4.68 4.55 4.75 4.67 0.04 0.348
Fat (%) 8.54ab 8.01a 9.43b 8.95ab 0.15 0.008
Total solid content (%) 19.94ab 19.31a 20.90b 20.31ab 0.18 0.016
Lactose (%) 5.26a 5.38b 5.20a 5.24a 0.02 0.016
  1. Different letters in the same row means significant differences (P  < 0.05)