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Table 2 Effects of composite antimicrobial peptides on the performance of piglets (12–26 kg) challenged with deoxynivalenol 1,2

From: The application of antimicrobial peptides as growth and health promoters for swine

Item Diets SEM P -value
NC CAP DON DON + CAP
ADG, kg
 Day 0 to 15 0.32 0.24 0.30 0.30 0.01 0.09
 Day 15 to 30 0.64a 0.66a 0.40b 0.48b 0.02 <0.01
 Day 0 to 30 0.48a 0.45a 0.35b 0.39b 0.01 <0.01
ADFI, kg
 Day 0 to 15 0.67a 0.56b 0.68a 0.63ab 0.02 0.02
 Day 15 to 30 1.33a 1.10b 1.07b 1.04b 0.03 <0.01
 Day 0 to 30 1.00a 0.83b 0.87b 0.84b 0.02 <0.01
G:F
 Day 0 to 15 0.47 0.42 0.44 0.49 0.02 0.54
 Day 15 to 30 0.49b 0.61a 0.38c 0.47bc 0.02 <0.01
 Day 0 to 30 0.48ab 0.55a 0.40b 0.47a 0.01 <0.01
  1. Xiao et al. 2013 [29].
  2. 1NC: Basal diet. CAP: Basal diet + 0.4% composite antimicrobial peptide, DON: Basal diet + 4 mg/kg DON, DON + CAP: Basal diet + 4 mg/kg DON + 0.4% composite antimicrobial peptide.
  3. 2 n = 7. a-c Values with different letters within the same row are significantly different (P < 0.05).