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Table 1 Growth performance data and apparent total tract nutrient digestibility of crude nutrients in weaned pigs fed a control diet or a diet supplemented with 1% grape seed and grape marc meal extract (GSGME) or 1% spent hops (SH)

From: Effects of dietary polyphenol-rich plant products from grape or hop on pro-inflammatory gene expression in the intestine, nutrient digestibility and faecal microbiota of weaned pigs

  Control GSGME SH
Growth performance data
Initial body weight (kg) 9.8 ± 0.5 10.0 ± 0.5 9.9 ± 0.6
Final body weight (kg) 23.7 ± 2.6 24.1 ± 2.1 23.4 ± 2.0
Daily feed intake (g)1 828 ± 115 789 ± 85 762 ± 53
Daily body weight gain (g) 497 ± 63 509 ± 74 497 ± 77
Gain:feed (g/kg)1 579 ± 68 620 ± 53# 638 ± 83*
Apparent total tract digestibility (%)
Crude protein 81.9 ± 3.5 81.0 ± 2.3 78.0 ± 1.4*
Crude fiber 55.1 ± 11.8 51.4 ± 7.6 45.1 ± 8.7*
Crude fat 65.0 ± 3.4 70.0 ± 3.0* 66.2 ± 3.3
N-free extract 90.1 ± 2.4 89.9 ± 2.8 89.4 ± 1.1
Organic matter 80.3 ± 2.5 80.1 ± 2.3 78.7 ± 1.5#
  1. Results are shown as mean ± SD (n = 16/group). 1Means of two pigs per pen were averaged. *Significantly different from control (P < 0.05). #Tended to differ from control (0.05 ≤ P ≤ 0.10).