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Table 1 Reproductive performance of sows fed a control diet (CTR) or the control diet supplemented with a PA during the gestation period

From: Maternal supplementation with phytogenic additives influenced the faecal microbiota and reproductive potential in sows

  CTR PA P-value
Pregnancy rate (%)a 85.9 (79.9–90.4) 86.8 (80.5–91.2) 0.831
Farrowing rate (%)a 83 (76.4–88.1) 79.3 (72.0–85.0) 0.380
otal pigs bornb 12.7 ± 0.3 13.5 ± 0.3 0.034
Total pigs born aliveb 11.8 ± 0.2 12.3 ± 0.3 0.141
Total pigs born deadb 0.90 ± 0.1 1.2 ± 0.1 0.030
Day 1 average piglet weight (kg)b 1.42 ± 0.04 1.34 ± 0.04 0.016
Number of piglets less than 1.1 kgb 3.6 ± 0.4 4.2 ± 0.5 0.015
  1. aConfidence intervals rather than SEM presented for binary data
  2. bData are expressed as mean ± SEM