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Table 2 Effects of NAC supplementation on the growth performance of AA-treated piglets (between days 15 and 21 of the trial)

From: Protective effects of N-acetylcysteine on acetic acid-induced colitis in a porcine model

Items Control AA NAC
Average daily feed intake (g/day) 575 ± 3 576 ± 2 572 ± 4
Average daily weight gain (g/day) 301 ± 48 266 ± 69 267 ± 41
F/G (feed: gain) 1.9 ± 0.3 2.3 ± 0.7 2.2 ± 0.3
  1. Data are means ± SD, n = 6. Control = piglets fed the basal diet and received intrarectal administration of sterile saline; AA = piglets fed the basal diet and received intrarectal administration of acetic acid; NAC = piglets fed the basal diet supplemented with 500 mg/kg NAC and received intrarectal administration of acetic acid.