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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

Number of sow303332323132    
Sow parity3.
Sow BF thickness, mm
 At breeding14.315.013.813.714.714.90.240.480.400.79
 Day 3015.115.714.114.315.615.
 Day 6016.116.515.415.716.616.60.220.480.190.82
 Day 9016.616.816.317.217.617.20.220.520.250.12
 BF gain during gestation, mm3.< 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.< 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.
 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