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Table 3 Effect of DON on sow growth performance and skin temperature

From: Effects of feeding naturally contaminated deoxynivalenol diets to sows during late gestation and lactation in a high-yield specific pathogen-free herd

Item Diets Comparison p-values
1: Control
(n=15)
2: DON-Level 1
(n=15)
3: DON- Level 2
(n=14)
1 vs. 2 1 vs. 3 2 vs. 3
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Average Daily feed intake (ADFI), kg/day
 During late gestation 3.76 0.21 3.36 0.30 3.66 0.33
 During lactation a 6.76 0.56 6.52 1.20 6.12 0.41 0.83 0.01 0.33
Sow weight, kg
 Arrival farrowing unit 260 37 265 30 262 24 0.89 0.97 0.96
 Day 14 after arrival b 296 38 301 33 303 25 0.93 0.95 0.99
 12–36 h after farrowing 268 37 280 38 277 26 0.45 0.84 0.83
 Day 7 after farrowing 260 36 273 38 265 26 0.44 0.99 0.54
 Day 21 after farrowing 254 39 262 39 257 33 0.30 0.90 0.17
 Weaning 251 42 258 40 255 34 0.83 0.99 0.81
 Weight gain in late gestation c 36.5 5.8 36.7 7.2 40.6 7.6 0.99 0.29 0.29
 Weight loss wk. 1–2 after farrowing 7.8 3.4 7.2 6.3 11.6 9.2 0.98 0.26 0.19
 Weight loss wk. 2–3 after farrowing 6.3 12.0 10.8 6.4 8.57 12.6 0.47 0.91 0.73
 Weight loss in lactation 17.2 17.8 22.1 14.9 22.3 18.9 0.72 0.71 0.99
Backfat rib, mm
 1–7 days after farrowing 14.6 5.9 16.9 5.9 18.3 5.3 0.33 0.19 0.79
  weaning 12.1 5.0 12.7 3.6 13.5 6.7 0.53 0.95 0.99
 Total backfat loss rib 2.5 3.8 4.3 4.6 5.5 4.3 0.51 0.16 0.71
Skin temperature, °C
 Arrival farrowing unit 32.2 2.0 31.8 1.7 31.8 2.2 0.51 0.94 0.94
 Day 14 after arrival 34.0 0.8 33.9 1.2 33.9 0.8 0.97 0.65 0.97
 12–36 h after farrowing 35.2 1.2 35.0 1.3 33.8 1.5 0.67 0.02 0.24
 Day 7 after farrowing 34.2 1.5 34.5 1.0 34.1 1.0 0.93 0.75 0.46
 Day 21 after farrowing 35.3 1.1 35.3 1.2 35.5 0.8 0.99 0.97 0.98
 Weaning 35.9 1.0 35.9 0.6 35.1 0.8 0.94 0.06 0.03
  1. aOne sow in control was excluded from the final analysis of this variable
  2. bTwo sows in control were excluded from the final analysis of this variable
  3. cTwo sows in control and one sow in DON-level 2 were excluded from the final analysis of this variable