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Table 4 The effect of the source of grains on growth performances of foals

From: Effects of steam-flaked grains on foals’ growth and faecal microbiota

Item Corn Oat Barley SEM P value
trt date trt×date
Body weight (kg) 127.33ab 125.05b 130.28a 1.5230 0.0509 < 0.0001 0.4238
Body height (cm) 117.61 116.82 117.44 1.1757 0.8707 0.0018 0.5372
Body length (cm) 114.46 112.57 114.06 1.4039 0.5803 < 0.0001 0.7843
Chest (cm) 110.99 109.81 112.06 1.4058 0.5061 < 0.0001 0.7567
Cannon circumference (cm) 14.56 14.20 14.46 0.1862 0.3355 < 0.0001 0.7979
  1. Note: Different letters marked with abc on peer data indicate significant differences (P<0.05); the same letters marked with abc on peer data or no letters indicate non-significant differences (P>0.05)