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Table 3 Growth performance of broiler chickens fed the diet containing rice bran oil (RBO)a

From: Effects of dietary supplementation with rice bran oil on the growth performance, blood parameters, and immune response of broiler chickens

Item Dietary treatmentsb Pooled SEMc P-value
0 5 10 20 Linear Quadratic
0 to 21 d        
BW gain (g/bird) 720.5 763.4 769.2 774.5 13.52 0.02 0.20
Feed intake (g/bird) 1,095.8 1,033.1 1,008.3 985.4 49.62 0.14 0.70
Feed conversion ratio 1.50 1.35 1.31 1.27 0.07 0.02 0.34
22 to 35 d        
BW gain (g/bird) 835.4 931.8 907.7 895.6 14.91 0.04 <0.01
Feed intake (g/bird) 1,739.4 1,736.3 1,689.4 1,659.8 84.44 0.27 0.87
Feed conversion ratio 2.15 1.86 1.86 1.86 0.09 0.07 0.18
0 to 35 d        
BW gain (g/bird) 1,555.9 1,695.2 1,676.9 1,670.1 8.92 <0.01 <0.01
Feed intake (g/bird) 2,889.3 2,769.3 2,697.8 2,645.2 119.5 0.17 0.79
Feed conversion ratio 1.86 1.63 1.61 1.58 0.07 0.03 0.22
  1. aData are least squares means of 6 observations per treatments
  2. bBasal diet was supplemented with RBO at 5, 10, or 20 g/kg
  3. cPooled standard error of the means