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Table 3 Effects of tannic acid (TA) on growth performance in weaned piglets

From: Tannic acid prevents post-weaning diarrhea by improving intestinal barrier integrity and function in weaned piglets

Item Added tannic acid, % SEM P-value
  0 0.2 1.0 ANOVA Linear Quadratic
Initial BW, kg 6.6 6.6 6.6 0.27 1.000 0.996 0.999
Final BW, kg 12.7 13.4 12.7 0.69 0.727 0.758 0.469
0 to 14 d
 ADFI, g 265.6 281.8 271.9 24.44 0.895 0.976 0.644
 ADG, g 154.3 165.1 151.6 16.20 0.826 0.760 0.598
 F:G ratio 1.76 1.71 1.80 0.06 0.587 0.442 0.487
15 to 28 d
 ADFI, g 528.7 560.6 540.2 24.86 0.661 0.975 0.372
 ADG, g 281.8 318.4 280.8 20.58 0.364 0.614 0.188
 F:G ratio 1.88 1.79 1.94 0.07 0.294 0.264 0.271
0 to 28 d
 ADFI, g 397.1 421.2 406.1 23.08 0.761 0.974 0.467
 ADG, g 218.1 241.7 216.2 16.44 0.490 0.641 0.277
 F:G ratio 1.83 1.76 1.89 0.05 0.152 0.148 0.171
  1. CON, piglets receiving a basal diet; CON + 0.2% TA, piglets receiving a basal diet supplemented with 0.2% TA; CON + 1.0% TA, piglets receiving a basal diet supplemented with 1.0% TA; ADFI, average daily feed intake; ADG, average daily gain; F:G, feed:gain ratio