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Table 3 Effect of dietary supplementation with LC on growth performance of weaned piglets

From: Effects of low-molecular-weight chitosan on the growth performance, intestinal morphology, barrier function, cytokine expression and antioxidant system of weaned piglets

Variables CON LC SEM P-value
ADG (g/d) 177.7 217.3 10.03 0.084
ADFI (g/d) 297.3b 323.9a 9.93 0.013
G:F (g/g) 0.63 0.66 0.02 0.391
Diarrhea rate (%) 26.32 25.97 1.08 0.882
  1. ADG average daily gain, ADFI average daily feed intake, G:F gain-to-feed ratio, CON piglets fed the basal diet, LC piglets fed the basal diet with 50 mg/kg 20–30 kDa chito-oligosaccharide, SEM standard error of mean
  2. a,bValues within a row with different superscripts differ significantly at P < 0.05. n = 5