Skip to main content

Table 2 Growth performance and health parameters of piglets fed Agrimonia procera compared to control piglets

From: Agrimonia procera exerts antimicrobial effects, modulates the expression of defensins and cytokines in colonocytes and increases the immune response in lipopolysaccharide-challenged piglets

Parameters Control (0 g/l) Agrimonia procera (AP)
AP1 (1 g/l) AP2 (10 g/l)
Mean feed intake (g/d)a
 Intervention period (days 1–15) 220 ± 28 199 ± 13 239 ± 37
 Follow-up period (days 15–38) 814 ± 91 810 ± 16 860 ± 2
Body weight (kg)
 End of intervention period (day 15) 10.9 ± 2.3 10.7 ± 1.8 11.0 ± 1.8
 End of follow-up period (day 38) 23.7 ± 3.2 23.4 ± 3.3 24.4 ± 2.6
Daily weight gain (g/d)
 Intervention period (days 1–15) 157 ± 77 155 ± 64 175 ± 76
 Follow-up period (days 15–38) 550 ± 59 554 ± 85 566 ± 72
Feed conversion ratioa
 Intervention period (days 1–15) 1.42 ± 0.03 1.29 ± 0.15 1.37 ± 0.12
 Follow-up period (days 15–38) 1.48 ± 0.13 1.46 ± 0.02 1.52 ± 0.01
Fecal dry matter content (%) at day 15 19.8 ± 8.1 22.2 ± 6.1 24.8 ± 3.4
Number of piglets with fecal dry matter
 < 15% at day 15 6 3 1
Plasma TEACb (μmol/ml) at day 15 6.28 ± 0.86 6.53 ± 0.97 7.22 ± 0.86
  1. Growth performance and health parameters of piglets fed Agrimonia procera compared to controls for 15 days with a follow-up period of 23 days. Data are means and standard deviations (n = 20)
  2. aMeans of 2 piglets per pen
  3. bTEAC Trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity