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Table 4 Serum electrolytes of WAD goats fed treated maize cob- and husk-based diets with mixture of microorganisms

From: Blood chemistry of West African dwarf goats fed treated maize cob- and maize husk-based diets with mixture of microorganisms

Parameters (mg/100 ml) Diets SEM
Maize cob Maize husk
A (0%) B (20%) C (30%) D (0%) E (20%) F (30%)
Calcium 0.29bc 0.45b 0.31bc 0.23c 0.33bc 0.70a 0.01
Magnesium 0.24d 0.16b 0.81a 0.16b 0.17bc 0.23a 0.01
Potassium 7.62ab 10.46a 9.15a 2.74c 7.08ab 9.17a 0.71
Phosphorus 9.78ab 10.95a 10.98a 9.67ab 9.79ab 10.57a 0.41
  1. a, b = means within the same row with different superscripts are significantly (P < 0.05) different