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Table 4 Effects of feeding HMB to sows during lactation on performance of the offspring

From: Transfer of β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate from sows to their offspring and its impact on muscle fiber type transformation and performance in pigs

  CON HMB SEM P value
Number of pigs on trial (n) 24 24   
Pig BW, kg
 At birth 1.41 1.42 0.07 0.887
 D 28 7.65 7.81 0.32 0.670
 D 66 22.6 22.9 0.5 0.677
 D 108 47.6 49.4 1.1 0.293
 D 150 79.8 83.9 1.4 0.080
 D 180 105.7 112.0 1.8 0.041
Pig ADFI, g/d
 D 28 to 66 586 579 24 0.836
 D 67 to 108 1,087 1,158 29 0.122
 D 109 to 150 2,187 2,250 64 0.505
 D 151 to 180 3,048 3,071 83 0.845
 Overall 1,652 1,693 30 0.368
Pig ADG, g/d
 D 28 to 66 394 398 13 0.828
 D 67 to 108 588 631 19 0.153
 D 109 to 150 773 820 27 0.247
 D 151 to 180 864 939 40 0.226
 Overall 645 686 11 0.031
F/G
D 28 to 66 1.49 1.45 0.03 0.457
D 67 to 108 1.85 1.84 0.03 0.720
D 109 to 150 2.83 2.74 0.05 0.200
D 151 to 180 3.56 3.28 0.15 0.232
Overall 2.56 2.47 0.03 0.069
  1. ADG average daily gain, BW body weight, ADFI average daily feed intake, CON control, HMB β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate