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Table 3 Effect of FO and GL supplementation on feed intake in the pre- and post-weaning periods

From: Effect of supplementation with n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and/or β-glucans on performance, feeding behaviour and immune status of Holstein Friesian bull calves during the pre- and post-weaning periods

Trait Fish Oil (FO) β -Glucans (GL) Period (P) relative to weaning P-value Interactionsb
+ SED + SED Pre Post SED FO GL P FO×GL P×FO P×GL
Milk replacer, litres/d 4.65 4.66 0.034 4.67 4.64 0.034 4.66 n/a n/a 0.80 0.45 n/a 0.038 n/a n/a
Concentrates, kg DM/d 1.20 0.99 0.018 1.32 0.86 0.019 0.61 1.58 0.026 <.0001 <.0001 <.0001 0.0013 ns <.0001
Total GEI, MJ/da 25.44 21.96 0.307 27.36 20.03 1.714 21.62 25.78 0.510 <.0001 <.0001 <.0001 0.0082 0.02 <.0001
  1. aTotal Gross Energy Intake –Includes gross energy of FO (37 MJ/kg) and/or GL (16 MJ/kg) where appropriate
  2. bNo FO×GL×P interactions were detected. Interactions are described in the text when significant
  3. ns not significant, n/a not applicable