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Table 2 Comparison of the growth performance of the local piglets

From: Effects of a traditional Chinese medicine formula containing the Coix seed and Lotus seed on the intestinal morphology and microbiota of local piglets

  LMT LM LK Control
Total food intake (kg) 118.65 118.6 142.85 139.9
Average daily food intake (ADFI) (kg/per head) 0.42 0.42 0.51 0.50
Total additive addition amount (kg) 5.93 5.93 7.14 0
Actual additive ratio (%) 5 5 0.05 0
Initial weight (kg) 7.36 ± 0.58 7.36 ± 0.55 7.37 ± 0.78 7.38 ± 0.28
Last weight (kg) 15.76 ± 3.00 14.58 ± 2.34 16.9 ± 2.05 15.5 ± 2.54
Average weight gain (kg) 8.4 ± 1.24 7.22 ± 1.29 9.54 ± 2.84 8.13 ± 1.48
Average daily gain (ADG) (kg/per head) 0.30 ± 0.15 0.26 ± 0.34 0.34 ± 0.17 0.29 ± 0.10
Feed/Weight gain ratio (F/G) 1.412 1.643 1.498 1.722
F/G vs. control group comparison ↓0.31 (18%) ↓0.079 (4.6%) ↓0.224 (13.00%)