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Table 3 Initial and final body weight of turkeys from the positive and negative control groups (Group I and Group II), and the groups receiving diet experimentally enriched with 125 (Group III), 250 (Group IV), 500 (Group V) and 1000 (Group VI) FTU/kg of Escherichia coli phytase

From: Effects of administration of four different doses of Escherichia coli phytase on femur properties of 16-week-old turkeys

Investigated parameter Group I (PC group; n = 8) Group II (NC group; n = 8) Group III (n = 8) Group IV (n = 8) Group V (n = 8) Group VI (n = 8)
Initial body weight (g) 59.56 ± 0.71 59.42 ± 0.37 60.04 ± 0.86 59.62 ± 0.73 59.62 ± 0.69 59.42 ± 0.64
Final body weight (g) 14463 ± 680a 13525 ± 755b 13988 ± 461ab 14054 ± 595ab 14201 ± 460a 14380 ± 563a
  1. Values are means ± SEM.
  2. abStatistically significant differences between the groups are indicated with different superscript letters for P ≤ 0.05.