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Table 2 Effect of dry feeding and liquid feeding on physiological status in lactating sows a

From: Evaluation of dry feeding and liquid feeding to lactating sows under high temperature environment

Criteria Treatment b SEM c P-value
Dry feeding Liquid feeding
Body weight, kg
 24 h postpartum 224.03 213.73 3.561 0.15
 Day 21 of lactation 215.73 217.07 3.016 0.83
 BW changes (0-21d) −8.30 3.34 2.816 0.04
Backfat thickness, mm
 24 h postpartum 18.9 20.6 1.07 0.44
 Day 21 of lactation 18.2 20.1 0.90 0.29
 BF changes (0-21d) −0.7 −0.5 0.68 0.87
Daily feed intake, kg/d 6.16 5.87 0.183 0.43
WEI d, d 4.36 4.50 0.128 0.28
  1. a A total of 30 lactating sows (Yorkshire x Landrace) with an initial BW of 218.8 ± 19.5 kg were used in a 3 week trial
  2. b Dry feeding: solid feed only, liquid feeding: solid feed 50%: water 50% mixed
  3. c Standard error of mean
  4. d WEI: weaning to estrus interval