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Table 2 Back fat and backfat loss of the sows at farrowing and at weaning

From: Use of paracetamol in sows around farrowing: effect on health and condition of the sow, piglet mortality, piglet weight and piglet weight gain

  Paracetamol Control
Number of sows 23 21
Backfat at farrowing (mm) 18.0 ± 3.6 18.3 ± 4.4
Backfat at weaning (mm) 13.2 ± 3.2d 12.4 ± 3.5e
Backfat change (mm) - 4.8 ± 1.8d - 5.9 ± 2.7e
  1. d,e Different superscripts in a row indicate differences between treatment (P < 0.05) Values are means ± SD