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Table 1 Effects of galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) on digestive organ indexes of suckling pigletsa

From: Effects of galacto-oligosaccharides on growth and gut function of newborn suckling piglets

Items d 8 d 21 SEM P-value
CON GOS CON GOS Diet Age Diet × Age
SIb weight, g 79.72 107.32 193.23 197.74 8.66 0.078 < 0.001 0.196
SI length, m 4.39 c 4.93 b 6.64 a 6.81 a 0.17 0.041 < 0.001 0.290
SI weight/SI length, g/m 19.03 21.50 29.06 28.86 0.82 0.183 < 0.001 0.121
SI weight/BW, g/kg 26.85 31.92 31.45 31.20 1.53 0.131 0.218 0.096
SI length/BW, m/kg 1.43 1.49 1.08 1.08 0.04 0.553 < 0.001 0.473
  1. aPiglets assigned to CON (n = 6), GOS (n = 6) received physiological saline and GOS solution for 7 d after birth, respectively
  2. bSI small intestinal