TABLE 1:

Median faecal dry matter content of pigs on study day 0 (D0), day 2 (D2) and day 6 (D6) in the treatment group (group T) that received a high soy diet at study days 0+1 and the control group (group C) without soy supplementation

Median faecal dry matter content (%) (range);
number of tested animals (n)
GroupsDOD2D6
Group (<100 days)20.95 (6.43–29.49);*
n=112
20.21 (6.09–29.3); n=11420.85 (4.55–28.5);
n=115
Group (≥100 days)23.45 (11.06–31.44);*
n=80
24.79 (17.55–38.44);
n=79
24.58 (17.94–34.37);
n=76
Group C (all pigs)22.65 (7.00–29.49);
n= 95
22.48 (6.09–29.3);
n= 98
22.55 (4.55–29.58);
n=94
Group T (all pigs)22.44 (6.43–31.44);
n=97
22.16 (7.91–38.44);
n=95
22.47 (8.12–34.37);
n=97
Group C (<100 days)21.97 (7.00–29.49);
n=55
22.18 (6.09–29.3);
n=58
21.47 (4.55–28.16);
n=57
Group T (<100 days)21.89† (6.43–25.38);
n=57
19.41† (7.91–29.13);
n=56
21.31 (8.12–28.5);
n=58
Group C (≥100 days)23.25 (13.57–29.39);
n=40
23.69 (17.55–28.73);
n=40
23.78 (17.94–29.58);
n=37
Group T (≥100 days)23.55† (11.06–31.44);
n=40
25.74† (18.79–38.44);
n=39
24.37 (20.17–34.37);
n=39
  • Both groups are also presented depending on the age groups (age group 1<100 days and age group 2≥100 days)

  • *Values of age group 1 (<100 days) and age group 2 (≥100 days) differ significantly (P<0.01)

  • †Values from D0 compared with D2 in age groups 1 and 2 differ significantly (P<0.01)