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Table 5 Apparent total tract digestibility of dietary nutrients in piglets at 21 days of age 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
DM 81.25b 78.30c 83.09a 0.29 0.01
OM 84.46b 82.05c 86.12a 0.26 0.01
CP 74.40 70.72 75.79 1.66 0.20
EE 68.93 58.57 68.68 3.86 0.21
GE 79.18b 76.52c 81.02a 0.35 0.01
NDF 52.04 50.78 47.62 2.06 0.39
ADF 26.68 30.11 35.88 4.23 0.39
  1. DM dry matter, OM organic matter, CP crude protein, EE ether extract, GE gross energy, NDF neutral detergent fiber, ADF acid detergent fiber
  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