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Table 1 Impact of fiber source, particle size and enzyme treatment on dry matter intake (DMI), average daily gain (ADG) and feed conversion ratio (FCR) in post-weaned and growing pigs 1

From: Fiber effects in nutrition and gut health in pigs

Items Post-weaned pigs Growing pigs
DMI ADG FCR DMI ADG FCR
Fiber source       
Cassava root meal 559 422a 1.33a 1289 597a 2.16a
Sweet potato vines 550 385b 1.44b 1271 540b 2.36b
Particle size       
Small (1 mm) 556 416a 1.34 1273 572 2.24
Large (3 mm) 553 391b 1.42 1286 565 2.29
Enzyme addition#       
- 554 387b 1.44b 1265 557 2.28
+ 555 420a 1.33a 1295 580 2.24
SEM 28 12 0.07 41 17 0.08
  1. 1Data from Ngoc et al. [26]. Different letters within column indicates significant differences between treatments. SEM = standard error of the mean.
  2. #Multi-enzyme mixture (α-amylase, β-glucanase, cellulase and protease).