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Table 1 The effect of dietary LNT supplementation and/or RV challenge on growth performance and serum urea nitrogen level in weaned pigs

From: Lentinan administration alleviates diarrhea of rotavirus-infected weaned pigs via regulating intestinal immunity

  − RV + RV P-value
CON LNT CON LNT RV LNT LNT × RV
1–14 d
 ADFI, g 364.96 ± 29.35 387.99 ± 26.00     0.56  
 ADG, g 237.80 ± 20.06 281.25 ± 17.53     0.11  
 Feed conversion 1.55 ± 0.04a 1.38 ± 0.04b     <  0.05  
15–19 d
 ADFI, g 450.11 ± 45.71 466.63 ± 20.89 425.50 ± 42.22 498.55 ± 21.31 0.60 0.13 0.26
 ADG, g 304.29 ± 23.92b 381.25 ± 25.16a 239.58 ± 28.40c 354.58 ± 18.88b 0.08 <  0.05 0.45
 Feed conversion 1.48 ± 0.11b 1.24 ± 0.07c 1.82 ± 0.10a 1.50 ± 0.05b <  0.05 <  0.05 0.67
 SUN, mmol/L 6.09 ± 0.05c 5.65 ± 0.07d 7.35 ± 0.18a 6.51 ± 0.09b <  0.05 <  0.05 0.36
  1. − RV infusing the essential medium, + RV infusing the porcine rotavirus, CON basal diet, LNT LNT-supplemented diet, ADFI average daily feed intake, ADG average daily gain, SUN serum urea nitrogen
  2. a, b, c Mean values within a row with different superscript letters were significantly different (P < 0.05)