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Table 2 Age and weight of the dogs (mean ± SD) at baseline and at week 12 of experimental feeding as well as daily fatty acid (FA) intake per kg body weight in control (CONT), additive (ADD) and fish oil (FO) group.

From: Fatty acid patterns of dog erythrocyte membranes after feeding of a fish-oil based DHA-rich supplement with a base diet low in n-3 fatty acids versus a diet containing added n-3 fatty acids

  CONT ADD FO
  Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Age (years) 2.2 1 2.1 0.3 2.3 0.5
Weight (kg) week 1 10.9 0.69 10.3 0.65 10.7 0.83
week 12 11.2 0.72 10.5 0.64 11.4 0.84
FA intake       
  mg/d/kg body weight
LA*1 483.3 516.1 742.5
AA†1 6.2 6.6 23.6
ALA‡2 70.2 75 36.8
SDA| 4.8 5.1 3.6
EPA2 - 11.9 34.5
DHA2 - 40.8 22.9
Total n-3 75.6 142.2 108.8
Total n-6 499.5 533.4 787.5
  1. The FA included for the calculation of total n-3 and total n-6 FA are listed in additional file 1.
  2. *LA, linoleic acid; †AA, arachidonic acid; ‡ALA, α-linolenic acid; | SDA, stearidonic acid; 1 n-6 FA 2 n-3 FA