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Table 6 Effects of sugar beet pulp levels supplementation on nutrient digestibility in weaning pigs1

From: Effect of Dietary sugar beet pulp supplementation on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, fecal Microflora, blood profiles and Diarrhea incidence in weaning pigs

Criteria Treatment2 SEM3 P-value4
PC SBP3 SBP6 SBP9 SBP12 Lin. Quad.
Nutrient digestibility,%
 Dry matter 87.08 89.24 87.31 88.15 89.07 0.534 0.49 0.95
 Crude protein 85.13 87.55 86.06 85.10 86.25 0.553 0.96 0.69
 Crude ash 57.00 71.15 66.92 65.85 71.31 2.013 0.08 0.35
 Crude fat 76.09 84.05 79.31 81.34 86.40 1.425 0.07 0.93
 Crude fiber 55.07b 66.64ab 62.92ab 74.14a 75.84a 2.601 0.05 0.49
 ADF 44.89b 56.89ab 53.92ab 64.58a 66.49a 2.741 0.07 0.58
 NDF 61.43c 68.64bc 67.89bc 73.61ab 76.77a 1.681 0.02 0.40
Nitrogen retention, g/d
 N intake 20.16 20.27 19.92 19.66 20.18 0.059 - -
 Fecal N 3.00 2.52 2.78 2.93 2.77 0.110 0.96 0.60
 Urinary N 5.74 4.39 7.13 4.50 4.21 0.394 0.21 0.24
 N retention5 11.42 13.36 10.02 12.22 13.19 0.447 0.37 0.26
  1. 1 A total 15 weaning pigs was fed from average initial body 14.42 ± 0.45 kg
  2. 2 PC: corn-SBM based diet + ZnO, SBP3: basal diet + SBP 3%, SBP6: basal diet + SBP 6%, SBP9: basal diet + SBP 9%, SBP12: basal diet + SBP 12%
  3. 3 Standard error of means
  4. 4 Probability values for the effects of SBP3, SBP6, SBP9, SBP12
  5. 5 N retention = N intake - Fecal N - Urinary N
  6. a,b,c Means with different superscripts within the same row significantly differ (P < 0.05)