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Table 3 Effects of alginate oligosaccharide on the growth performance of weaned pigs throughout the entire experimental perioda

From: Alginate oligosaccharide-induced intestinal morphology, barrier function and epithelium apoptosis modifications have beneficial effects on the growth performance of weaned pigs

Itemc Treatmentb P-value
CON AOS
Initial BW, kg 6.20 ± 0.09 6.21 ± 0.08 0.973
Final BW, kg 8.73 ± 0.16 9.46 ± 0.20** 0.009
D 1−14
 ADG, g/d 180.36 ± 9.70 232.44 ± 13.51** 0.005
 ADFI, g/d 253.12 ± 11.75 311.61 ± 19.64* 0.018
 G:F 0.72 ± 0.02 0.75 ± 0.02 0.213
  1. *P < 0.05 versus the CON group. ** P < 0.01 versus the CON group
  2. aValues are the means of 12 replicates per treatment
  3. bCON, control (a corn-soybean basal diet); AOS, alginate oligosaccharide (the basal diet supplemented with 100 mg/kg alginate oligosaccharide)
  4. cBW, body weight; ADG, average daily body weight gain; ADFI, average daily feed intake; G:F, the gain-to-feed ratio