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Table 4 Average daily gain (g) during the nursery period of a group of pigs (99 to 104 pigs per batch)

From: Porcine ear necrosis in weaned piglets: prevalence and impact on daily weight gain

Weaning batch 3a 4 5 6a Total
Pigs with PEN 378 (35%) 416 (25%) 373 (32%) 404 (66%) 394 (40%)
Pigs without PEN 394 (64%) 415 (75%) 371 (68%) 375 (34%) 391 (60%)
All pigs 388 (n = 99) 415 (n = 100) 372 (n = 104) 394 (n = 98) 392 (n = 401)
  1. There were no statistically significant differences between the ADG of pigs with and without PEN lesions
  2. Only weaning batches 3 to 6 were included, as for these batches, ADG of individual pigs from the subgroups was linked with the presence of porcine ear necrosis (PEN) lesions at the end of the nursery. aA mycotoxin detoxifier was added to the feed of weaning batches 3 and 6