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Table 9 Effect of dietary fiber levels on fecal scores of gestating sows

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

 ItemGestation stageDietsSEMP-value  
 Day 1Day 10Day 20Day 30Day 40CONDF1DF2DF3DF4DF5 StageDietsS × DLinearQuadratic
Scores2.93a2.68b2.69b2.57b2.71b2.42b2.70ab2.74a2.73a2.83a2.86a0.07< 0.01< 0.010.84< 0.01< 0.01
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± largest SEM. Sows were regarded as the experimental units, n = 30, 33, 32, 32, 31 and 32 for CON, DF1, DF2, DF3, DF4 and DF5 at each stage of gestation, respectively. a, b denote P < 0.05. 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