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Table 3 Growth performance condition

From: Different dietary starch patterns in low-protein diets: effect on nitrogen efficiency, nutrient metabolism, and intestinal flora in growing pigs

Items W LP W + C LP C LP W + P LP P LP SEM P-value
Initial weight, kg 35.4 35.6 35.5 35.4 35.5 2.4 0.994
Final weight, kg 46.7 48.9 47.0 45.7 45.8 2.8 0.782
Average daily gain, g 816ab 952a 823ab 738b 790b 50 0.041
Average daily intake, g 1882 1970 1886 1795 1789 91 0.308
Feed efficiency 0.43 0.48 0.44 0.41 0.44 0.03 0.379
  1. a-bMeans in the same row with different superscripts differ (P ≤ 0.05)
  2. W LP waxy corn starch low-protein diet, C + W LP corn starch + waxy corn starch low-protein diet, C LP corn starch low-protein diet, P + W LP pea starch + waxy corn starch low-protein diet, P LP pea starch low-protein diet. Values are means of 6 observations per treatment