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Table 3 Effects of dietary mannanoligosaccharide supplementation on faecal fermentative attributes 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
Physical attributes
 Faecal scorea 3.33 ± 0.33 3.60 ± 0.40 NS
 Faeces voided (g/day) 156.8 ± 14.8 164.9 ± 14.3 NS
 Faecal DM (g/kg) 218.6 ± 21.8 216.6 ± 18.4 NS
Chemical attributes
 pH 5.84 ± 0.23 5.77 ± 0.21 NS
 Ammonia (μmol/g) 8.45 ± 0.87 8.39 ± 1.24 NS
 Lactate (μmol/g) 24.25 ± 2.07 27.85 ± 5.15 NS
 Acetate (μmol/g) 134.1 ± 6.12 146.5 ± 11.4 NS
 Propionate (μmol/g) 100.4 ± 12.0 97.13 ± 6.77 NS
 Butyrate (μmol/g) 31.46 ± 3.04 35.40 ± 1.88 NS
 Total SCFAs (μmol/g) 265.9 ± 14.9 278.9 ± 16.2 NS
  1. CON control diet, MOS control diet + mannanoligosaccharide at 15 g/kg diet
  2. aBased on 1–5 point scale
  3. NS non-significant; P > 0.05, SCFAs short-chain fatty acids