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Table 2 Effect of dietary DL-SeMet supplementation on growth performance of weaning pigs

From: Effects of dietary Selenomethionine supplementation on growth performance, antioxidant status, plasma selenium concentration, and immune function in weaning pigs

Items1 Low-Se Sodium selenite DL-SeMet SEM P-value
< 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.7
0 d BW, g 9.92 9.93 9.96 9.94 9.96 9.95 0.02 0.39
21 d BW, g 16.33 16.68 16.72 16.16 16.28 16.78 0.16 0.05
42 d BW, g 24.69 26.71 26.07 26.26 25.27 26.76 0.50 0.05
0–21 d         
 ADFI, kg 0.46 0.48 0.46 0.44 0.45 0.48 0.02 0.36
 ADG, kg 0.30 0.32 0.32 0.30 0.30 0.32 0.01 0.05
 F:G 1.49 1.48 1.43 1.46 1.50 1.47 0.03 0.60
 Mortality, % 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.78 0.00 2.78 1.43 0.44
22–42 d         
 ADFI, kg 0.97 1.06 1.00 1.04 1.01 1.02 0.03 0.44
 ADG, kg 0.40 0.48 0.45 0.48 0.43 0.47 0.02 0.05
 F:G 2.43a 2.24ab 2.24ab 2.17b 2.37ab 2.15b 0.06 0.01
 Mortality, % 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.78 1.13 0.44
0–42 d         
 ADFI, kg 0.71 0.77 0.73 0.74 0.73 0.75 0.02 0.58
 ADG, kg 0.35 0.40 0.38 0.39 0.36 0.40 0.01 0.05
 F:G 2.02 1.93 1.90 1.90 2.00 1.87 0.04 0.05
 Mortality, % 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.78 0.00 5.56 2.32 0.44
  1. a-cMeans followed by different letters in a row differ significantly (P < 0.05), followed by no or same letters indicated no significant difference (P > 0.05).
  2. 1BW: body weight, ADFI: average daily feed intake, ADG: average daily gain, F:G: feed: gain ratio.