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Table 3 The effect of graded levels of whey with addition of citric acid on carcass traits % relative to life body weight

From: Impacts of supplementing growing rabbit diets with whey powder and citric acid on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, meat and bone analysis, and gut health

Relative weights (%) T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 P value
Dressed 50.98 ± 0.56 54.385 ± 1.07 53.574 ± 0.94 53.705 ± 0.92 54.901 ± 1.62 0.138
Liver 3.206 ± 0.34 3.572 ± 0.215 3.454 ± 0 .29 3.466 ± 0.18 3.682 ± 0.22 0.752
Kidney 0.542 ± 0.03 0.497 ± 0.015 0.548 ± 0.03 0.530 ± 0.02 0.534 ± 0.03 0.665
Heart 0.367 ± 0.05 0 .276 ± 0.046 0.376 ± 0.06 0.363 ± 0.05 0.308 ± 0.04 0.547
  1. T1, basal diet with no additives; T2, basal diet supplemented with citric acid (10 g/kg) and no whey; T3, T2 + whey powder (7.5 g/kg); T4, T2 + whey powder(15 g/kg); T5, T2 + whey powder (22.5 g/kg)