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Table 3 Effects of phages on fecal microflora numbers (log10 CFU/g) in pigs

From: Bacteriophages as antimicrobial agents against major pathogens in swine: a review

Diets Lactobacillus Bifidobacterium Coliforms Salmonella References
BD1 6.89b   6.55a 3.62a Yan et al. [15]
BD + 22 ppm tylosin 6.93b   6.00b 2.57b
BD + 0.025 % phage 7.16ab   6.32ab 2.21b
BD + 0.05 % phage 7.52a   6.14b 2.02a
BD 8.56 8.92 8.57   Kim et al. [16]
BD + 0.5 g/kg phage 8.67 9.37 8.22  
BD + 1.0 g/kg phage 9.06 9.77 7.77  
BD + 1.5 g/kg phage 8.98 9.75 7.84  
  1. 1BD = Basal diet
  2. a,bMeans in the same column with different superscripts differ (P < 0.05)