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Table 4 Effect of encapuslation of IgY on performance and the incidence of diarrhea in pigs challenged with E. coli

From: Alternatives to antibiotics as growth promoters for use in swine production: a review

  Percentage of pigs with diarrhea after specific times (Fecal score in brackets)1   
Items 9 h 24 h 48 h 72 h Weight gain (g/d) Recovery rate (%)
Negative control, unchallenged 0% (0.5) 0% (0.0) 0% (0.4) 0% (0.0) 116.6a -
Positive control 75% (2.5) 75% (2.5) 75% (2.0) 75% (2.0) 13.5d 0%
Non-encapsulated IgY 100% (2.0) 75% (1.3) 25% (1.0) 0% (0.0) 78.1b 100%
Microencapsulated IgY 75% (2.0) 0% (0.0) 0% (0.0) 0% (0.0) 110.4a 100%
Aureomycin 100% (2.0) 50% (2.0) 75% (1.5) 50% (1.5) 54.1c 50%
  1. Li et al. [46].
  2. 1Fecal score is the mean fecal consistency score where 0 = normal, 1 = soft feces, 2 = mild diarrhea, 3 = severe diarrhea.
  3. a,b,c,dWithin column, means followed by same or no letter do not differ (P>0.05).