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Table 3 Effect of IgY, zinc oxide, fumaric acid and antibiotics on the performance and intestinal morphology of 10 to 24 day old pigs fed diets based on pea protein concentrate

From: Chicken egg yolk antibodies (IgY) as non-antibiotic production enhancers for use in swine production: a review

Items Control IgY Zinc oxide Fumaric acid Carbadox SEM
Weight gain, g/d 100.9 151.2 158.9 155.4 152.6 16.6
Feed intake, g/d 141.0 208.1 214.7 211.6 222.4 15.3
Feed conversion 1.39 1.38 1.35 1.36 1.45 0.04
Scour score 2.7 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.1 -
Mortality, % 40.0 6.6 13.3 6.6 13.3 -
Villus height, m 355 564 488 573 570 20.0
Crypt depth, m 204 183 190 207 204 10.1
Villous height/crypt depth 1.7 3.1 2.6 2.8 2.8 0.11
  1. Owusu-Asiedu et al. [37]