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Table 4 The effect of dietary taurine on the growth performance and carcass lean percentage of the weaned pigs with diquat-induced oxidative stress*

From: Protective effects of taurine against muscle damage induced by diquat in 35 days weaned piglets

Item Group P-value
CON DIQ TAU PD PT
0.15% 0.30% 0.60%
Initial weight, kg 9.17 9.30 9.17 9.09 9.08 0.73 0.97
Final weight, kg 22.72A 17.98B 19.55 18.69 19.72 <0.01 0.77
ADFI, kg/d 0.78 0.77 0.77 0.72 0.68 0.90 0.64
ADG, kg/d 0.50A 0.32B 0.38 0.36 0.39 <0.01 0.55
F/G 1.56B 2.39Aa 2.08a 2.07a 1.75b 0.01 0.04
Lean percentage, % 46.73A 41.15Bc 43.50b 42.84bc 45.64a <0.01 <0.01
  1. *Results are expressed as mean ± SEM. Values in rows with different capital letters are considered as significantly different [CON] vs. [DIQ], Values in rows with different lowercase are considered as significantly different [DIQ] vs. [LT, MT, HT]. PD: [CON] vs. [DIQ]; PT: [DIQ] vs. [LT, MT, HT]. ADFI Average daily feed intake, ADG Average daily gain, F/G The ratio of gain to feed intake