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Table 3 Performance parameters of pigs in experiment 2

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

  Treatment ANOVA (P-value)
CON
n = 12
CARN
n = 12
PIV
n = 12
CARN + PIV
n = 12
CARN PIV Interaction
Initial body weight 8.05 ± 1.73 7.99 ± 1.22 7.94 ± 0.99 8.00 ± 1.51 n.s. n.s. n.s.
Final body weight (kg) 18.7 ± 3.00 21.4 ± 3.12 20.8 ± 2.71 21.3 ± 4.68 n.s. n.s. n.s.
Daily body weight gain (g) 382 ± 70 472 ± 91 449 ± 76 460 ± 123 n.s. n.s. n.s.
Daily feed intake (g) 739 ± 118 756 ± 184 748 ± 117 841 ± 86 n.s. n.s. n.s.
Feed conversion ratio (g feed/g gain) 1.96 ± 0.26 1.66 ± 0.49 1.67 ± 0.13 1.84 ± 0.18 n.s. n.s. n.s.
  1. Data are means ± SD. Abbreviations: CON, control group; CARN, carnitine group; PIV, pivalate group; CARN + PIV, carnitine + pivalate group; n.s., not significant