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Table 5 Effects of dietary seaweed-derived polysaccharides (SDP) on growth performance and diarrhea rate of weaned pigs (Exp. 2)

From: Dietary seaweed-derived polysaccharides improve growth performance of weaned pigs through maintaining intestinal barrier function and modulating gut microbial populations

 Items Dietary treatment P-value 
  CON SDP  
Initial BW, kg 6.73 ± 0.11 6.81 ± 0.10 0.597
Final BW, kg 12.85 ± 0.09 13.52 ± 0.18 0.005
ADFI, g 415.7 ± 8.6 431.8 ± 7.6 0.185
ADG, g 291.6 ± 4.6 319.7 ± 4.8 0.001
F/G 1.43 ± 0.02 1.35 ± 0.02 0.025
Diarrhea rate, % 7.86 ± 0.56 4.51 ± 1.01 0.036
  1. ADFI average daily feed intake; ADG average daily gain; F/G feed: gain
  2. n = 8 for each group