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Table 6 Effects of feeding diets containing maize oil and TBHQ on gain efficiency of nursery pigs

From: Addition of tert-butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) to maize oil reduces lipid oxidation but does not prevent reductions in serum vitamin E in nursery pigs

Maize oil Unoxidized Oxidized
Antioxidanta + +
Gain:Feed, g/kg
 D 0–5 −38 −199 − 308 − 344
 D 5–12 858 941 882 843
 D 12–19 519 525 499 458
 D 19–26 648 680 665 654
 D 26–34 658 682 669 619
 Overall (D 0–34) 529 526 481 446
 Pooled-SEM 58
P-value
 Oxidation 0.27
 Antioxidant 0.73
 Oxidation × Antioxidant 0.78
 Day <  0.01
 Day × Oxidation 0.80
 Day × Antioxidant 0.97
 Day × Oxidation × Antioxidant 0.97
  1. aRendox® CQ, (active ingredient is TBHQ; Kemin Industries, Des Moines, IA) was added at 1000 mg/kg of lipid