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Table 1 Growth factors of 23 wk old castrated pigs in control and feed withdrawal (FW) treatments.

From: Periodic 48 h feed withdrawal improves glucose tolerance in growing pigs by enhancing adipogenesis and lipogenesis

   Treatments   Probability
Factor Control FWx1 FWx4 value
n 9 9 9  
Initial weight (Wt, kg) 13.7 ± 0.8 13.4 ± 0.4 14.6 ± 0.6 0.4057
Wt at 28 d kg 34.0 ± 1.8 36.0 ± 1.1 36.5 ± 1.1 0.4170
Wt at 56 d kg 63.7 ± 2.5 66.9 ± 1.8 67.6 ± 2.1 0.4037
Wt at 84 d kg 96.6 ± 2.8 100.3 ± 2.0 101.2 ± 2.9 0.4202
Wt at 124 d kg 135.8 ± 3.1 138.6 ± 1.9 140.6 ± 3.2 0.4122
Total wt gain kg 122.0 ± 2.6 125.0 ± 1.7 126.4 ± 3.0 0.4476
ADG kg 1.02 ± 0.02 1.05 ± 0.02 1.06 ± 0.02 0.4785
Total feed intake kg 339.2 ± 10.5 346.1 ± 8.3 358.3 ± 12.1 0.4355
Dry feed intake kg/d 2.8 ± 0.08 2.9 ± 0.07 3.0 ± 0.09 0.4095
Gain: feed 0.36 ± 0.01 0.36 ± 0.01 0.36 ± 0.01 0.7698
  1. Control (no FW),
  2. Single feed withdrawal (FWx1) for 48 h at 19 wk of age
  3. Multiple feed withdrawal (FWx4) for 24 h at age 7 and 11 wk and for 48 h at 15 and 19 wk treatments
  4. Values are expressed as mean ± SEM.
  5. ADG Average daily gain