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Table 4 Fecal consistency scores a of weanling pigs fed diets with vegetable oil or long-chain omega -3 fatty acids b

From: Effects of dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on growth and immune response of weanling pigs

Week post-weaning Dietsc Omega SEM P d
  Control    
1 2.6 2.5 0.2 0.67
2 1.9 1.9 0.2 1.00
3 2.0 1.9 0.2 0.68
4 1.3 1.1 0.2 0.68
  1. aThe scale used for assessing fecal consistency was based on a numerical scale of 1 to 3, where 1 represented a normal (hard) feces, 2 represented a soft moist feces, and 3 represented diarrhea (watery liquid).
  2. bMeans represent average fecal scores for 4 pens per dietary treatment.
  3. cDiets were: Control (3% vegetable oil) and omega (3% Gromega Ultra 345, provided by JBS United, Inc., Sheridan, IN).
  4. dP-values for control compared to Omega diet.