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Table 4 Effect of DON on sow reproductive performance

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 p-value
Control DON- Level 1 DON- Level 2
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Reproduction
 Gestation length, days 114.53 1.13 115.13 1.06 115.07 1.68 0.99
 Duration of farrowing, minutes a 448 190 454 138 517 208 0.54
 Time interval between birth of each piglet, minutes a 33 25 34 22 36 18 0.74
 Total born, n 16.9 5.1 15.9 4.0 15.4 4.7 0.67
 Born alive, n 15.3 4.5 14.7 3.3 13.6 4.2 0.56
 Weaned, n 11.6 2.1 12.9 0.9 11.0 2.1 0.34
 Sows returning to heat at 5 days after weaning, n b 13 14 11
 Conceptions at first subsequent service, n b 10 12 9
 Born alive subsequent litter, n 16.9 3.0 15.3 4.2 14.7 2.6 0.33
  1. aOne sow in DON-level 2 was excluded from the final analysis of this variable
  2. bTotal number of sows returning to heat and total number of conceptions