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Table 3 Growth performance of New Zealand White and Chinchilla rabbits fed varied levels of FCPHM from 5 to 8th 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 888.91 1356.67 467.76 16.71 2263.90b 80.85b 4.84
 CHL 872.75 1307.62 434.87 15.64 2368.67a 84.60a 5.45
 SEM 44.01 36.35 23.66 0.85 34.98 1.25 0.442
 p value 0.716 0.343 0.216 0.216 0.005 0.005 0.145
% FCPHM levels
 0.0 880.87 1346.22b 465.34b 16.62b 2264.42 80.872 4.87b
 12.5 934.22 1478.21a 543.99a 19.59a 2322.96 82.963 4.23a
 25.0 827.39 1172.00c 344.61c 12.31c 2361.48 84.338 6.85c
 SEM 53.11 60.06 27.84 0.99 41.17 1.47 0.52
 p value 0.139 0.001 0.001 0.001 0.076 0.076 0.001
Breed × FCPHM levels (%)
 NZW
  0.0 837.93 1335.28 497.35 17.76 2185.40 78.05 4.39
  12.5 1002.54 1551.74 549.20 19.61 2267.74 80.99 4.13
  25.0 826.26 1182.99 356.73 12.74 2338.55 83.52 6.56
CHL
  0.0 923.82 1357.16 433.33 15.48 2343.43 83.69 5.41
  12.5 865.90 1404.68 547.89 19.57 2378.18 84.94 4.34
  25.0 828.51 1161.01 332.50 11.88 2384.40 85.16 7.17
  SEM 22.00 61.55 28.54 1.02 42.19 1.51 0.57
  p value 0.148 0.420 0.582 0.582 0.396 0.396 0.628
  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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