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Table 3 Effects of dietary fiber levels during gestation on sow performance

From: Inclusion of purified dietary fiber during gestation improved the reproductive performance of sows

ItemCONDF1DF2DF3DF4DF5SEMP-value
DietsLinearQuadratic
Number of sow303332323132    
Sow parity3.13.43.53.53.73.80.120.420.0940.93
Sow BF thickness, mm
 At breeding14.315.013.813.714.714.90.240.480.400.79
 Day 3015.115.714.114.315.615.10.220.190.720.98
 Day 6016.116.515.415.716.616.60.220.480.190.82
 Day 9016.616.816.317.217.617.20.220.520.250.12
 Farrowing17.517.216.817.417.817.60.230.860.0810.15
 BF gain during gestation, mm3.32.23.03.73.22.70.130.120.19< 0.01
 Number of total born12.913.713.814.113.914.80.170.071< 0.010.20
 Number of born alive12.112.412.912.813.213.90.160.19< 0.010.12
 Mean BW at birth, kg1.441.411.421.451.441.390.0130.780.290.54
 Litter weight at birth, kg17.417.518.318.619.119.30.270.230.950.64
 Stillborn rate, %5.807.996.547.764.826.032.380.100.760.49
 Intralitter CV, %20.618.518.519.718.218.710.420.560.440.81
 Duration of farrowing, min234.1285.5290.8296.8293.0289.911.60.650.100.17
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± largest SEM. CON, basal corn-soybean diet; DF1, wheat bran-rich diet; DF2, DF3, DF4 and DF5 were wheat bran diet supplemented with 1%, 2%, 3% and 4% of FIBER MIX at the expense of wheat bran; BW body weight, BF backfat thickness