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Table 3 Body weight, average daily weight gain and feed conversion ratio in finishing boars (n = 10/treatment) fed diets with different compositions during the 4-week trial period

From: Experimental studies on effects of diet on Lawsonia intracellularis infections in fattening boars in a natural infection model

Item Time Treatment
FP CM CORN WHEY RPS
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Body weight (kg) TP1 (start) 98.7 6.97 97.0 6.85 99.1 6.77 97.0 7.77 96.1 8.12
TP6 (final)a 138 13.7 135 8.22 136 7.48 133 10.1 129 13.1
ADWG (kg) Ø TP2–5 (week 1–4) 1.326 0.272 1.273 0.161 1.225 0.164 1.208 0.250 1.104 0.336
ADFI (kg DM) Ø TP2–5 (week 1–4) 3084   3217   3242   3261   2861  
FCR (kg/kg) Ø TP2–5 (week 1–4) 2.64   2.87   2.93   2.94   2.94  
  1. FP fine pelleted diet, CM coarse meal diet, CORN meal diet with 22% cracked corn, WHEY meal diet with 16.9% dried whey, RPS meal diet with 30% raw potato starch, ADWG average daily weight gain, FCR feed conversion ratio in kg diet per kg weight gain, Ø abbreviation for mean value, TP1 time point 1 (start), TP2 (week 1), TP3 (week 2), TP4 (week 3), TP5 (week 4), TP6 (slaughter)
  2. a30 days later; no significant differences between values in a row detectable at P < 0.05