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Table 1 Growth performance characteristics in post-weaning lambs supplemented with and without postbiotics

From: Effects of postbiotic supplementation on growth performance, ruminal fermentation and microbial profile, blood metabolite and GHR, IGF-1 and MCT-1 gene expression in post-weaning lambs

Parameters Control Postbiotic SEM P-value
Initial weight (kg) 17.10 18.90 0.52 0.09
Final weight (kg) 25.60a 28.27b 0.65 0.03
Weight gain (kg) 8.35a 9.37b 0.27 0.04
ADG (g/d) 185.56a 208.15b 5.95 0.04
Total feed intake (kg DMI) 30.02 31.13 0.35 0.13
Daily feed intake (kg DMI/d) 0.67 0.67 0.001 0.13
FCR (kg DMI/kg gain) 3.56 3.33 0.07 0.01
  1. ADG Average daily gain, DMI Dry matter intake, FCR Feed conversion ratio. a,b Different superscripts in each row are significantly different (P < 0.05). Experimental unit, (n = 6)