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Table 3 Growth performance of piglets as affected by dietary AGP and MOA supplementation1

From: Microencapsulated essential oils combined with organic acids improves immune antioxidant capacity and intestinal barrier function as well as modulates the hindgut microbial community in piglets

Item Ctrl AGP MOA SEM P-value
Day 1 to 11
 ADG, g 373 385 369 18.47 0.82
 ADFI, g 532 499 485 26.96 0.51
 FCR 1.42 1.28 1.32 0.06 0.28
 Diarrhea rate, % 30.53 28.11 23.56 3.18 0.38
Day 12 to 21
 ADG, g 417 455 452 19.01 0.38
 ADFI, g 727 751 725 35.37 0.85
 FCR 1.74 1.64 1.61 0.05 0.21
 Diarrhea rate, % 16.88a 16.04a 9.79b 0.71 0.01
Day 1 to 21
 ADG, g 394 415 406 17.74 0.73
 ADFI, g 614 605 586 29.52 0.80
 FCR 1.55 1.45 1.45 0.04 0.23
 Diarrhea rate, % 24.78 23.03 17.36 1.99 0.12
  1. ADG average daily gain, ADFI average daily feed intake, FCR feed conversion ratio
  2. a, bMeans in the same row with different superscripts are significantly different (P < 0.05)
  3. 1Control (Ctrl): a corn soybean meal-based diet. AGP: Ctrl + 75 mg/kg chlortetracycline. MOA: Ctrl + 1500 mg/kg MOA. n = 4