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Table 2 Nutrient intake and apparent digestibility 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
Nutrient intake (g DM/d)
 DM 481.30a 493.80b 3.21 0.03
 OM 443.60a 461.40b 4.16 0.02
 EE 17.89 18.27 0.15 0.25
 CP 114.38 115.88 0.85 0.42
 NDF 396.86a 408.60b 3.37 0.08
Apparent nutrient digestibility (g/kg DM)
 DM 635.57a 719.03a 2.09 0.04
 OM 729.56 776.00 1.36 0.09
 EE 46.61 48.27 1.45 0.62
 CP 673.48a 733.27a 1.35 0.01
 NDF 386.11a 432.69a 0.99 0.01
  1. DM Dry matter, OM Organic matter, EE Ether extract, CP Crude protein, NDF Neutral detergent fibre. a,b Different superscripts in each row are significantly different (P < 0.05). Experimental unit, (n = 6)