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Table 3 Mean values for piglet BW, ADG and ADFI before weaning for three different weaning treatments

From: Intermittent suckling with or without co-mingling of non-littermate piglets before weaning improves piglet performance in the immediate post-weaning period when compared with conventional weaning

  Treatment2  
Day1 CW IS ISCo SEM
BW, kg
 D −17 2.8 2.9 3.0 0.14
 D −7 5.4 5.7 5.6 0.22
 D −4 6.3 6.4 6.4 0.22
 D 0 7.3 7.4 7.5 0.23
ADG, g
 D −17 to −7 265 278 272 8.76
 D −7 to −4 283 229 270 19.44
 D −4 to 0 267 253 251 12.84
ADFI3,g
 D −7 to 0 7a ± 2.1 15a ± 2.1 22b ± 3.0  
  1. 1Day = day in relation to weaning with weaning = d 0, d −25 is the day on which most the litters were born
  2. 2CW = conventional weaning (n = 10), IS = intermittent suckling (n = 10), ISCo = intermittent suckling with co-mingling (n = 10)
  3. 3D −17 to −7 ADFI included as covariate in analysis
  4. abValues within a row not having the same superscript are significantly different