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Table 7 Water balance of Farafra sheep fed different experimental diets

From: Effect of different dietary protein sources on digestibility and growth performance parameters in lambs

Item Experimental diets SE Sig
SBM BCSM CSM SSM
Water balance (mL/head/day)
Drinking water 6604.33 6125.00 6550.00 6900.00 264.62 NS
Feed water 118.33 117.33 129.33 119.33 3.41 NS
Urinary water 1074.67a 583.33c 475.00c 750.00b 82.14 *
Fecal water 413.00a 342.00b 158.33c 200.67bc 37.04 *
Balance 5234.99 5317.00 6046.00 6068.66 285.96 NS
Water balance (mL/day/kg w0.75)
Drinking water 114.17 117.73 128.30 127.87 5.78 NS
Feed water 2.07 2.30 2.50 2.23 0.21 NS
Urinary water 18.87a 11.30ab 9.30b 13.90ab 1.46 *
Fecal water 7.03a 6.60ab 3.03b 3.70b 0.60 **
Balance 90.34 102.13 118.47 112.50 5.90 NS
Drinking water (L/kg DM intake/day) 6.17 5.60 5.76 5.98 0.21 NS
  1. a, b and c: Means in the same row with different superscripts are significantly different at (p < 0.01)
  2. SE, standard error; NS, nonsignificant difference
  3. *Significant difference at (p < 0.05). **Significant difference at (p < 0.01)
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