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Table 2 Performance parameters of pigs in experiment 1

From: The carnitine status does not affect the contractile and metabolic phenotype of skeletal muscle in pigs

  Treatment ANOVA (P-value)
CON
n = 4
CARN
n = 4
PIV30
n = 4
PIV60
n = 4
PIV120
n = 4
 
Initial body weight 7.71 ± 0.91 7.62 ± 1.02 7.66 ± 0.91 7.35 ± 1.47 7.39 ± 1.59 n.s.
Final body weight (kg) 19.9 ± 1.24 22.3 ± 4.66 19.1 ± 3.51 17.9 ± 5.17 17.9 ± 4.16 n.s.
Daily body weight gain (g) 430 ± 30 520 ± 130 410 ± 90 380 ± 160 380 ± 100 n.s.
Daily feed intake (g) 705 ± 15 545 ± 90 675 ± 115 950 ± 140 740 ± 100 n.s.
Feed conversion ratio (g feed/g gain) 1.71 ± 0.03 1.02 ± 0.40 1.54 ± 0.12 2.36 ± 0.63 1.70 ± 0.55 n.s.
  1. Data are means ± SD. Abbreviations: CON, control group; CARN, carnitine group; PIV30, pivalate 30 mg/kg BW group; PIV60, pivalate 60 mg/kg BW group; PIV120, pivalate 120 mg/kg BW group; n.s., not significant