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Table 5 Sigmoidal response parameters for P2 fecal Cr disappearance and P2 fecal Ti appearance for growing pigs fed different diets during Phase-1 and Phase-2

From: Disappearance and appearance of an indigestible marker in feces from growing pigs as affected by previous- and current-diet composition

Phase × diet combinations NDF ∆ Fecal Cr disappearance, Fecal Ti appearance,
Phase-1 Phase-2 % Unitsb d reach limit of quantitationc d to reach 95% maximumd
CSa CS 0 4.1 3.7
CS DDGS +5.25 3.3 3.5
CS DDC −4.74 4.9 3.9
DDGS CS −5.25 3.1 3.5
DDGS DDGS 0 2.5 2.8
DDGS DDC −9.99 4.8 4.2
DDC CS +4.74 2.6 2.2
DDC DDGS +9.99 3.8 3.2
DDC DDC 0 5.1 4.6
  1. a Abbreviations: CS corn-soybean meal based diet, DDGS corn-soybean meal-distillers dried grains based diet, DDC dehulled, degermed corn-soybean meal based diet
  2. bChange in analyzed dietary NDF, percentage units
  3. cAs determined by sigmoidal response of phase × diet treatment means obtained from Table 3. The Cr limit of quantitation was 0.3 mg Cr/kg
  4. dAs determined by sigmoidal response of phase × diet treatment means obtained from Table 4. The Ti limit of quantitation was 6 mg Ti/kg