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Table 2 Growth performance of New Zealand White and Chinchilla rabbits fed varied levels of FCPHM from 1st to 4th week

From: Effect of biologically upgraded cocoa pod husk meal on growth, serum and antioxidant properties of two rabbit breeds

  IBW (g/rabbit) FBW (g/rabbit) TWG (g/rabbit) ADWG (g/rabbit/day) TFI (g/rabbit) ADFI (g/rabbit/day) FCR
Breed
 NZW 466.45b 888.91 422.46a 15.09a 1497.12 53.47 3.54a
 CHL 518.27a 872.75 354.48b 12.66b 1573.91 56.21 4.44b
 SEM 34.10 44.01 27.77 0.992 71.73 2.56 0.41
 P value 0.049 0.716 0.004 0.004 0.292 0.292 0.005
%FCPHM levels
 0.0 488.15 880.87 392.72a 14.03a 1399.64b 49.987b 3.57a
 12.5 500.74 934.22 433.48a 15.48a 1546.00ab 55.21ab 3.57a
 25.0 527.37 827.39 300.02b 10.72b 1660.90a 59.32a 5.54b
 SEM 41.15 53.11 33.51 1.20 86.55 3.09 0.50
 p value 0.616 0.139 0.001 0.001 0.018 0.018 0.001
Breed × FCPHM levels (%)
 NZW
  0.0 472.75 837.93 365.18b 13.04b 1224.48c 43.73b 3.35
  12.5 456.67 1002.54 545.87a 19.50a 1596.69b 57.02a 2.93
  25.0 482.31 826.26 343.95b 12.28b 1670.20a 59.65a 4.86
 CHL
  0.0 518.56 923.82 405.26a 15.01a 1574.81b 56.24a 3.89
  12.5 517.00 865.90 348.90b 11.47b 1495.32c 53.40b 4.29
  25.0 519.43 828.51 309.08c 9.15c 1651.60a 58.99a 5.34
  SEM 17.05 22.00 13.88 0.50 35.86 1.28 0.21
  p value 0.735 0.148 0.002 0.002 0.042 0.042 0.275
  1. IBW initial body weight, FBW final body weight, TWG total weight gain, ADWG average daily weight gain, TFI total feed intake, ADFI average daily feed intake, FCR feed conversion ratio, FCPHM fermented cocoa pod husk meal, NZW New Zealand White, CHL Chinchilla
  2. a,b,cMeans on the same column with different superscripts are significantly different (p < 0.05)
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