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Table 3 Water consumption L/pen/week; Water usage of 140 weaned piglets (21 days) supplied with or without an organic acid (OA) blend in the drinking water and with full or reduced medication program in the feed (L/pen/week)

From: Implementing drinking water feed additive strategies in post-weaning piglets, antibiotic reduction and performance impacts: case study

  Control Control + OAs OAs + red. SED Treatment Block T x B
Water consumption Week 1 7.5 8.4 9.2 2.05 0.628 0.005 0.967
Week 2 8.7 17.2 13.9 3.61 0.079 0.021 0.639
Week 3 11.4a 24.5b 23.8b 3.67 0.004 0.691 0.416
Week 4 13.9a 31.6b 28.4b 5.65 0.014 0.880 0.824