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Table 2 Effect of clays on diarrhea score of pigs experimentally infected with a pathogenic E. coli 1

From: Escherichia coli challenge and one type of smectite alter intestinal barrier of pigs

  Treatment2   P-value
  Sham E. coli   Main effect3 CON vs. Clays4
Item CON SMA SMB ZEO CON SMA SMB ZEO SEM E. coli Diet E x D Sham E. coli
d 0 to 25 2.02 2.33 2.23 2.21 1.50 1.94 2.00 1.60 0.19 0.03 0.46 0.91 0.27 0.45
d 3 to 5 2.37 1.98 2.52 1.87 2.64 3.04 2.94 2.50 0.24 0.01 0.45 0.66 0.64 0.52
d 0 to 5 2.20 2.16 2.37 2.04 2.07 2.49 2.47 2.05 0.17 0.65 0.39 0.81 0.34 0.98
Pig d6 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 - - - - - -
Diarrhea d7 3 4 4 4 3 8 8 5 - - - - - -
Frequency, %8 6.25 8.33 8.33 8.33 6.25 16.67 16.67 10.42 - 0.13 0.14 0.08 0.64 0.13
  1. 1n = 8 pigs/treatment.
  2. 2Sham = unchallenged; E. coli = E. coli challenged; CON = control diet; SMA = 0.3% smectite A; SMB = 0.3% smectite B; ZEO = 0.3% zeolite.
  3. 3E. coli = E. coli challenge effect; Diet = diet effect; E x D = interaction between E. coli and diet effects.
  4. 4Contrast between CON and all clay treatments within challenge treatments.
  5. 5Diarrhea score = 1, normal feces, 2, moist feces, 3, mild diarrhea, 4, severe diarrhea, 5, watery diarrhea.
  6. 6Pig d = number of pigs x the number of d of diarrhea scoring.
  7. 7Diarrhea d = number of pig days with diarrhea score ≥ 3. Statistical analysis was conducted by chi-square test.
  8. 8Frequency (frequency of diarrhea during the entire experimental period) = diarrhea days*100/pig days.