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Table 2 Effects of MBA on production performance of immature gilts when exposed to ZEA and DON1

From: Alleviation of mycotoxin biodegradation agent on zearalenone and deoxynivalenol toxicosis in immature gilts

Diet treatments Toxins, μg/kg feed MBA, g/kg Initial body weight, kg ADG, kg ADFI, kg F:G
ZEA DON
MO 596.86 796 0 62.26 0.85b 2.25b 2.67
MOA 600.99 782 2 60.89 0.98a 2.39ab 2.54
CO 90.68 33 0 62.32 0.95a 2.52a 2.65
COA 89.88 30 2 61.28 0.92ab 2.19b 2.39
Pooled SEM 2.70 0.03 0.07 0.08
Source of variation P-value
Main effect of toxins diets 0.93 0.24 0.64 0.30
Main effect of MBA level 0.66 0.32 0.18 0.02
Toxins diets × MBA level 0.95 0.04 < 0.01 0.42
  1. 1Each value is mean of ten replicates
  2. ZEA zearalenone, DON deoxynivalenol, MBA mycotoxin biodegradation agent (B. subtilis ANSB01G + Devosia sp. ANSB714), ADG average daily gain, ADFI average daily feed intake, F:G feed:gain, MO the negative control diet, MOA the negative control diet plus 2 g MBA/kg diet, CO the positive control diet, COA the positive control diet plus 2 g MBA/kg diet, pooled SEM pooled standard error of the mean
  3. a-bMeans within a column with different letters differ significantly (P < 0.05)