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Table 3 Effect of egg yolk antibody, zinc oxide, fumaric acid and antibiotic on the performance and intestinal morphology of 10 to 24 day old pigs fed diets based on pea protein concentrate

From: Alternatives to antibiotics as growth promoters for use in swine production: a review

Items Control Egg yolk antibody Zinc oxide Fumaric acid Carbadox SEM
Weight gain, g/d 100.9 151.2 158.9 155.4 152.6 16.6
Feed intake, g/d 141.0 208.1 214.7 211.6 222.4 15.3
Feed conversion 1.39 1.38 1.35 1.36 1.45 0.04
Scour score 2.7 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.1 -
Mortality, % 40.0 6.6 13.3 6.6 13.3 -
Villus height, m 355 564 488 573 570 20.0
Crypt depth, m 204 183 190 207 204 10.1
Villous height:crypt depth 1.7 3.1 2.6 2.8 2.8 0.11
  1. Owusu-Asiedu et al. [41].