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Table 3 Effects of ingested E+ or E-Achatherum inebrians on feed intake and body weight of han sheep1,2

From: Effects of feeding drunken horse grass infected with Epichloë gansuensis endophyte on animal performance, clinical symptoms and physiological parameters in sheep

Week Feed intake (g/d) Body weight (kg)
E + E - Control E + E - Control
0 434 ± 37.6b 488 ± 32.1a 510 ± 33.3a 20.1 ± 2.3 19.6 ± 4.3 20.9 ± 1.3
1 469 ± 28.9b 504 ± 46.3a 527 ± 46.3a 17.5 ± 1.5 19.2 ± 3.7 21.3 ± 1.0
2 435 ± 50.8b 493 ± 32.9a 513 ± 38.2a 17.3 ± 1.3b 20.3 ± 3.2a 22.4 ± 1.1a
3 458 ± 34.3b 507 ± 39.1a 529 ± 38.1a 15.7 ± 1.1b 20.3 ± 3.5a 23.1 ± 1.5a
4 481 ± 28.1b 527 ± 4.3a 537 ± 35.7a 15.8 ± 1.2c 19.4 ± 3.8b 22.8 ± 1.3a
5 464 ± 31.7b 520 ± 49.1a 510 ± 39.3a 15.0 ± 1.6b 20.9 ± 2.6a 22.9 ± 0.8a
  1. 1Data were recorded at 3 pm on Saturday of the 0, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th week
  2. 2E+ = drunken horse grass, Epichloë endophyte-infected; E- = drunken horse grass, endophyte-free
  3. a-bMeans within a row among three treatments not bearing a common superscript letter differ (P ≤ 0.05)