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Table 2 Growth performance of ETEC-infected pigs fed diets supplemented with oligosaccharide-based polymer (Coligo) or antibiotics

From: Supplementation of oligosaccharide-based polymer enhanced growth and disease resistance of weaned pigs by modulating intestinal integrity and systemic immunity

  Diet   P-value
Item1 Control LOW2 HIGH3 CAR4 SEM Diet Linear5
BW, kg
 d − 7 7.21 7.24 7.15 7.34 0.36 0.99 0.90
 d 0 8.93 9.27 8.69 9.03 0.36 0.42 0.47
 d 5 PI 10.89b 11.57ab 10.97b 11.96a 0.35 < 0.05 0.85
 d 11 PI* 15.14ab 16.58a 14.76b 16.02ab 0.75 < 0.05 0.55
ADG, g
 d − 7 to 0 235 296 211 260 55.3 0.29 0.57
 d 0 to 5 PI 393 453 456 533 50.6 0.29 0.35
 d 5 to 11 PI* 622 727 705 690 32.9 0.25 0.13
ADFI, g
 d − 7 to 0 424 404 377 331 45.9 0.30 0.35
 d 0 to 5 PI 635 631 597 677 34.3 0.49 0.44
 d 5 to 11 PI* 803b 930a 806b 893ab 57.3 < 0.05 0.94
G:F
 d − 7 to 0 0.59 0.77 0.59 0.71 0.101 0.43 0.97
 d 0 to 5 PI 0.57b 0.76a 0.75a 0.77a 0.054 < 0.05 < 0.05
 d 5 to 11 PI* 0.72b 0.79ab 0.85a 0.83ab 0.043 0.07 < 0.05
  1. a,bWithin a row, means without a common superscript differ (P < 0.05)
  2. 1BW body weight, ADG average daily gain, ADFI average daily feed intake, G:F gain:feed, and PI post-inoculation. Each least squares mean represents 12 observations, except the *, which has 6 observations
  3. 2LOW Low dose blood group A6 type 1-based polymer (Coligo)
  4. 3HIGH High dose blood group A6 type 1-based polymer (Coligo)
  5. 4CAR carbadox
  6. 5Linear effects of adding Coligo to the control diet