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Table 4 Effects of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens on growth performance of weanling piglets with intra-uterine growth retardation

From: Effects of dietary Bacillus amyloliquefaciens supplementation on growth performance, intestinal morphology, inflammatory response, and microbiota of intra-uterine growth retarded weanling piglets

Itemsa,b NBW-CON (NC group) IUGR-CON (IC group) IUGR-BA (IB group) SEM Contrast
NC vs. IC IC vs. IB
ADGb, g/d 362.74 255.89 301.85 12.31 < 0.001 0.033
ADFIb, g/d 577.23 429.02 470.02 18.44 < 0.001 0.320
FEb, g/g 0.63 0.60 0.64 0.01 0.115 0.026
  1. aADFI average daily feed intake, ADG average daily weight gain, FE feed efficiency, IUGR-BA piglets with intrauterine growth retardation fed the Bacillus amyloliquefaciens-supplemented diet, IUGR-CON piglets with intrauterine growth retardation fed the control diet, NBW-CON piglets with normal birth weight fed the control diet
  2. bOne-way ANOVA test. A value of P < 0.05 was considered as statistically significant