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Table 2 Mean body weight, feed intake and experimentally determined nutrient balances and excretions in the in vivo experiment with pigs fed the three different diets (LS Mean values for six pigs)

From: Models to quantify excretion of dry matter, nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon in growing pigs fed regional diets

Composition Diet    SE1
DK VN TH  
Mean body weight, kg 59.7 60.2 57.1 5.12
Feed intake, kg/d 1.80 1.78 1.43 0.21
Feed DM intake, kg/d 1.62 1.63 1.29 0.19
N     
N intake, g/d 45.5 51.2 49.2 4.23
N retention, g/d 21.2 23.5 21.2 2.03
Faecal N, g/d 8.79a 13.8b 10.0ab 1.33
Urine N, g/d 15.5 13.9 18.0 2.43
N excretion, % of intake 52.9 54.1 56.1 3.54
N Digestibility, % 80.6a 72.9b 79.9a 1.94
P     
P intake, g/d 9.17 8.55 9.99 0.84
P retention, g/d 3.91 4.12 4.34 0.38
Faecal P, g/d 4.39 4.37 4.41 0.42
Urine P, g/d 0.87a 0.05b 1.53c 0.22
P excretion, % of intake 57.2 51.8 59.0 2.69
P digestibility, % 51.9ab 48.7a 55.9b 2.21
C     
C intake, g/d 705ab 770a 573b 53.3
Faecal C, g/d 108a 208b 93a 12.5
Urine C, g/d 19.8 20.7 20.7 2.83
C excretion, % of intake 18.2a 29.7b 19.5a 1.00
C digestibility, % 84.6a 72.9b 84.1a 1.03
  1. DK Danish diet, VN Vietnamese diet, TH Thai diet.
  2. 1Pooled standard error.
  3. LS Means values within a row with the same letter are not significantly different at P<0.05 (Least Square Means test).
  4. abc: Values in a row with different superscripts differ significantly (P<0.05).