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Table 3 Impact of particle size standard deviation on digestibility of experimental diets

From: A review of feed efficiency in swine: biology and application

Particle Size ave, μm 545 551 564 599 545 SEM P value
Particle size SD, μm 1.88 2.11 2.33 2.51 2.73 linear quadratic
Gross Energy, kcal/g (DM)         
 -Diet 4.43 4.43 4.42 4.45 4.42    
 -Feces 4.55 4.70 4.61 4.63 4.68 0.02 0.0008 0.88
Apparent Digestibility, %         
 -Energy 85.79 84.18 81.12 83.37 84.96 0.63 0.31 <0.0001
 -Dry Matter 85.31 84.10 81.12 82.96 84.49 0.67 0.34 <0.0001
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