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Table 1 Average daily feed intake (ADFI; mL), average daily gain (ADG; g/d), feed conversion ratio (FCR; mL/g) and percentage diarrhoea (% Scour) on each day of treatment for the mixed-sex weaner pigs in the control group (Cont.; n = 8) and the medium chain triglyceride supplement (5 % MCT; n = 8) dietary treatments

From: Dietary stimulation of the endogenous somatotropic axis in weaner and grower-finisher pigs using medium chain triglycerides and cysteamine hydrochloride

Item Treatment Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
ADFI, mL Cont. 1489 1798 2024 2213 2492
  MCT 1332 1525 1731 2010 2254
SEMa   163 166 182 129 88
ADG, g/d Cont. 312 343 394 241 160
  MCT 247 246* 235* 251 240*
SEMa   40 31 42 37 31
FCR, mL/g Cont. 4.8 5.2 5.1 9.2 15.6
  MCT 5.4 6.2 7.4* 8.0 9.4**
SEMa   0.4 0.5 0.6 0.9 1.1
% Scour Cont. 0 0 12.5 50 50
MCT 0 0 0 0* 0*
  1. *= P < 0.05 significance between MCT and control treatment
  2. **= P < 0.01 significance between MCT and control treatment
  3. aSEM = pooled standard error of the mean