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Table 7 Digestive tract weights and length of the experimental groups

From: Incorporation field crop residues in rabbit rations

Item BH (R1) MBH (R2) SBVH (R3) PVH (R4) SEM
Slaughter weight (SW), g 2451 2188 2353 2169 91.94
Stomach (g or % of SW)
 Full 100
4.08
86
3.93
93
3.95
79
3.64
5.26
0.21
 Empty 27
1.10
25
1.14
28
1.19
23
1.06
1.25
0.05
 Content 73
2.98
61
2.79
65
2.76
56
2.58
5.34
0.22
Small intestine (g or % of SW)
 Full 119
4.86a
83
3.79b
86
3.65b
100
4.61ab
6.59
0.21
 Empty 71ab
2.90ab
54b
2.47b
59b
2.51b
81a
3.73a
4.21
0.21
 Content 48
1.96a
29
1.32ab
27
1.15ab
19
0.88b
5.56
0.18
Large intestine (g or % of SW)
 Full 201
8.20
162
7.40
197
8.37
147
6.78
10.62
0.41
 Empty 68
2.77
82
3.75
64
2.72
78
3.60
4.59
0.26
 Content 133a
5.43ab
80ab
3.65ab
133a
5.65a
69b
3.18b
11.96
0.47
Total digestive tract (g or % of SW)
 Full 420
17.13
331
15.13
376
15.98
326
15.03
18.65
0.62
 Empty 166
6.77
162
7.40
151
6.42
181
8.34
6.44
0.39
 Content 254a
10.36a
169ab
7.73ab
225ab
9.56ab
145b
6.69b
18.99
0.63
Digestive tract length, cm
 Stomach 17 20 18 18 0.87
 Small intestine 360 341 350 354 11.91
 Large intestine 90 91 69 79 5.08
  1. a and b: means in the same row having different superscripts differ significantly (P < 0.05)
  2. SEM standard error of mean, BH Berseem hay, MBH Mung bean husks, SBVH soybean vein hay, PVH peanut vein hay