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Table 4 Effect of fish oil and β-glucans supplementation in calf milk replacer on feeding behaviour

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

No. of visits per day where: Fish Oil (FO) β-Glucans (GL) Period (P) relative to weaning P-valuea
+ SED + SED Pre Post SED FO GL P FO×GL FO×P GL×P FO×GL×P
Milk consumed 3.45 3.62 0.164 3.50 3.57 0.164 0.29 0.68 ns
Milk not consumed 11.85 11.66 1.102 13.08 10.44 1.103 0.87 0.02 ns
Drinking rate, L/min 1.09 1.21 0.053 1.15 1.15 0.053 0.02 0.85 ns
Visits where concentrate was consumed, visits/d 19.38 20.42 1.798 21.61 18.20 1.798 20.84 18.97 0.638 0.29 0.056 0.003 0.071 <.0001 ns <.0001
Time in concentrate feeder, min/d 55.40 51.45 2.894 56.99 49.86 2.893 39.56 67.29 1.091 0.17 0.014 <.0001 ns <.0001 ns ns
  1. aInteractions are described in the text when significant
  2. ns not significant