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Table 3 Body weight (BW), average daily gain (ADG), average daily feed intake (ADFI) and feed conversion ratio (FCR) of the birds fed with the experimental diets (hydroxychloride trace minerals, HTM and sulphate trace minerals, STM) in high and low dosages (± standard error)

From: Hydroxychloride trace minerals have a positive effect on growth performance, carcass quality and impact ileal and cecal microbiota in broiler chickens

   STM HTM P-value
  Day High Low High Low Source Level Source× Level
BW, g 0 43.2 ± 0.2 43.2 ± 0.1 43.5 ± 0.3 43.2 ± 0.2 0.3240 0.3747 0.4937
10 275.7 ± 4.1 278.2 ± 2.0 277.6 ± 3.0 279.1 ± 2.0 0.5471 0.3927 0.7652
27 1774.0 ± 12.7 1787.4 ± 12.2 1810.2 ± 168 1806.1 ± 9.9 0.0229 0.6872 0.1112
34 2463.7 ± 13.5 2476.0 ± 15.3 2506.9 ± 21.6 2493.1 ± 18.3 0.0542 0.9657 0.2137
ADG, g/(bird·d) 0–10 23.3 ± 0.4 23.5 ± 0.2 23.4 ± 0.3 23.6 ± 0.2 0.6950 0.4004 0.8352
10–27 88.2 ± 0.6 88.8 ± 0.6 90.2 ± 0.8 89.8 ± 0.5 0.0738 0.8970 0.3155
27–34 98.7 ± 0.8 98.3 ± 0.9 99.5 ± 1.2 98.2 ± 1.4 0.7133 0.4015 0.7773
0–34 71.0 ± 0.4 71.6 ± 0.5 72.5 ± 0.6 72.2 ± 0.5 0.0130 0.7071 0.3407
ADFI, g/(bird·d) 0–10 25.1 ± 0.4 25.2 ± 0.3 25.1 ± 0.4 25.4 ± 0.3 0.6246 0.4419 0.7749
10–27 121.2 ± 0.8 122.0 ± 0.9 123.4 ± 1.2 123.8 ± 1.0 0.0846 0.6205 0.3499
27–34 156.8 ± 1.8 157.0 ± 1.1 158.3 ± 1.0 156.0 ± 1.7 0.8866 0.4835 0.7457
0–34 99.8 ± 0.6 100.6 ± 0.6 101.5 ± 0.8 101.5 ± 0.7 0.0125 0.4312 0.4505
FCR 0–10 1.088 ± 0.007 1.071 ± 0.001 1.073 ± 0.015 1.078 ± 0.012 0.7182 0.6065 0.7631
10–27 1.374 ± 0.006 1.374 ± 0.004 1.369 ± 0.004 1.378 ± 0.006 0.9621 0.6985 0.9611
27–34 1.590 ± 0.020 1.597 ± 0.010 1.593 ± 0.016 1.591 ± 0.026 0.8683 0.8420 0.9797
0–34 1.406 ± 0.008 1.406 ± 0.034 1.402 ± 0.005 1.407 ± 0.008 0.7415 0.6981 0.6875
  1. P-values below 0.1 are bolded