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Table 1 Growth parameters for pigs by age and diet treatmentab

From: Dietary substitution of soybean oil with coconut oil in the absence of dietary antibiotics supports growth performance and immune function in nursery and grower pigs

Age, dABXCOCNABX
 ADFIADGFCRWTGADFIADGFCRWTGADFIADGFCRWTG
310.27 ± 0.02*0.13 ± 0.042.42 ± 0.52#0.90 ± 0.300.22 ± 0.02*0.12 ± 0.042.44 ± 0.54#0.81 ± 0.300.24 ± 0.020.11 ± 0.043.36 ± 0.56#0.79 ± 0.31
380.45 ± 0.020.32 ± 0.041.56 ± 0.52#2.26 ± 0.30&0.43 ± 0.020.27 ± 0.042.34 ± 0.53#1.86 ± 0.30&0.47 ± 0.020.29 ± 0.042.12 ± 0.52.06 ± 0.31
450.83 ± 0.020.52 ± 0.041.67 ± 0.523.61 ± 0.300.80 ± 0.020.44 ± 0.041.94 ± 0.533.07 ± 0.300.78 ± 0.020.47 ± 0.041.95 ± 0.543.30 ± 0.31
520.73 ± 0.020.64 ± 0.041.03 ± 0.524.51 ± 0.300.70 ± 0.020.64 ± 0.041.02 ± 0.534.46 ± 0.300.75 ± 0.020.62 ± 0.041.10 ± 0.544.31 ± 0.31
590.65 ± 0.020.80 ± 0.040.84 ± 0.525.58 ± 0.300.65 ± 0.020.75 ± 0.040.88 ± 0.535.23 ± 0.300.66 ± 0.020.74 ± 0.040.92 ± 0.545.15 ± 0.31
660.67 ± 0.020.60 ± 0.040.74 ± 0.524.19 ± 0.300.64 ± 0.020.59 ± 0.040.74 ± 0.534.11 ± 0.300.64 ± 0.020.51 ± 0.040.77 ± 0.543.54 ± 0.31
  1. aABX: 2% soybean oil with antibiotics; COC: 2% coconut oil without antibiotics; NABX: 2% soybean oil without antibiotics
  2. bAnimal and feed weights used for calculations are in kilograms
  3. ADFI Average daily food intake (kg feed), ADG Average daily gain (kg weight), FCR Feed conversion ratio, WTG Weight gain (kg)/pig/week
  4. * Within ADFI (column) and age (row), values are significantly different (P ≤ 0.05)
  5. # Within FCR (column) and age (row), values are significantly different (P ≤ 0.05)
  6. & Within WTG (column) and age (row), values are significantly different (P ≤ 0.05)