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Table 2 Effects of dietary mannanoligosaccharide supplementation on the total tract apparent digestibility of nutrients and body weight gain of dogs

From: Effect of dietary mannanoligosaccharide supplementation on nutrient digestibility, hindgut fermentation, immune response and antioxidant indices in dogs

Attributes Dietary groups Significance
CON MOS
Palatability scorea 1.43 ± 0.11 1.50 ± 0.19 NS
Digestibility (%)
 Dry matter 82.1 ± 1.38 83.6 ± 0.63 NS
 Crude protein 80.0 ± 2.06 76.1 ± 3.62 NS
 Crude fat 90.9 ± 2.79 91.9 ± 1.31 NS
 Crude fibre 51.7 ± 1.26 55.2 ± 0.82 NS
 Nitrogen free extract 79.9 ± 1.82 81.1 ± 0.64 NS
Body weight changes (kg)
 Initial 4.31 ± 0.33 4.27 ± 0.38 NS
 Final 6.07 ± 0.32 6.11 ± 0.42 NS
 Net gain 1.76 ± 0.55 1.84 ± 0.32 NS
  1. CON control diet, MOS control diet + mannanoligosaccharide at 15 g/kg diet
  2. aBased on 1–4 point scale
  3. NS non-significant; P > 0.05