BioMed Research International / 2013 / Article / Tab 7

Research Article

Responses of Growth Performance and Proinflammatory Cytokines Expression to Fish Oil Supplementation in Lactation Sows’ and/or Weaned Piglets’ Diets

Table 7

Growth performance of weaned piglets born to fish oil-treated and control sows and fed diets with and without fish oil supplementation in the post-weaning period.

ItemDiet1SEMP-value2
CCCTTCTTLPWL × PW

Body weight (35 d), kg9.509.509.869.960.410.789
Body weight (70 d), kg19.66ab17.91b22.14a20.45ab1.200.0470.1630.979
Average daily gain, g290ab240b351a300ab270.0360.0720.984
Average daily feed intake, g533ab493b656a574ab440.0280.1790.631
Feed : gain1.882.061.881.940.060.3280.0750.328

Values are means ± pooled SEM, . CC: all period fed lard diet; CT: post-weaning period fed fish oil diet; TC: lactation period fed fish oil diet; TT: all period fed fish oil diet.
Effects of lactation (L) and the post-weaning (PW) or the interaction between lactation and the starter diet period (L × PW).
Means with different letters are significantly different (P < 0.05) among groups.

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