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Table 3 Growth performance of weaning pigs fed experimental diets

From: Sophorolipid protects against early-weaning syndrome by improving the gut microenvironment in early-weaned piglets

  Dietary SPL levels (ppm) Polynomial contrastb
0 5 10 15 SEMa L Q C
Body weight, kg
 Week 0 6.56 6.58 6.60 6.57 0.24 0.990 0.978 0.970
 Week 2 10.16 10.15 10.19 10.08 0.25 0.918 0.924 0.908
 Week 4 16.34 16.49 16.51 16.27 0.26 0.926 0.718 0.945
 Week 6 24.97 25.43 25.26 24.82 0.28 0.825 0.465 0.901
Overall
 ADG, g 438.26 448.91 444.21 434.39 2.55 0.446 0.048 0.621
 ADFI, g 598.14 602.64 589.87 591.21 4.36 0.410 0.881 0.430
 FE 0.733 0.746 0.754 0.736 0.006 0.777 0.219 0.684
  1. a Standard error of mean
  2. b L linear, Q quadratic, C cubic