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Table 2 The effect of fasting treatment on heat production, respiratory quotient and urine nitrogen in growing pigs

From: Integrative analysis of indirect calorimetry and metabolomics profiling reveals alterations in energy metabolism between fed and fasted pigs

Items 2400, kJ/(kg BW0.6·d) Fasting SEM P-value
24 h 48 h
n 9 9 9   
Body weight, kg 47.6 48.4 46.1 1.9 0.68
Oxygen consumption, L/d 569a 417b 361c 19 <  0.01
Carbon dioxide production, L/d 613a 349b 294b 36 <  0.01
Methane production, L/d 4.5a 2.6b 1.5b 0.4 <  0.01
Heat production, kJ/(kg BW0.6·d) 1206a 828b 733b 36 < 0.01
Respiratory quotient 1.07a 0.84b 0.81b 0.01 < 0.01
Urine nitrogen, g/d 9.52 6.83 6.45 0.92 0.054
  1. abcMeans in the same row with differing superscripts differ (P < 0.05)