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Table 3 Growth performance of weaned pigs fed different levels of PEOa

From: Effects of plant essential oil supplementation on growth performance, immune function and antioxidant activities in weaned pigs

Itemsb CON PEO50 PEO100 PEO200 P
Linear Quadratic
IBW 9.25 ± 0.41 9.18 ± 0.24 9.16 ± 0.61 9.17 ± 0.49 0.977 0.294
FBW 15.53 ± 0.28 15.52 ± 0.20 15.55 ± 0.76 16.00 ± 0.54 0.922 0.895
BWG, kg 6.41 ± 0.55 6.33 ± 0.23 6.39 ± 0.71 6.83 ± 0.33 0.657 0.031
ADG, kg/d 0.45 ± 0.04 0.45 ± 0.02 0.46 ± 0.05 0.50 ± 0.03 0.114 0.099
ADFI, kg/d 0.67 ± 0.07 0.70 ± 0.03 0.67 ± 0.19 0.66 ± 0.04 0.770 0.829
F:G 1.47 ± 0.05 1.55 ± 0.07 1.43 ± 0.38 1.34 ± 0.09 0.008 0.007
  1. Treatments: CON means basal diet; PEO50 means basal diet with 50 ppm PEO; PEO100 means basal diet with 100 ppm PEO; PEO200 means basal diet with 200 ppm PEO
  2. aValues are means ± S.E, n = 6
  3. bIBW initial body weight, FBW final body weight, BWG body weight gain, ADG average daily gain