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Table 4 Mean log10 CFU counts of Salmonella typhimurium U288 recovered from experimentally-contaminated 4 cm2 pig skin sections of control and bacteriophage cocktail PC1 treated samples

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

U288 inoculum, CFU Phage inoculum, PFU Untreated controls
Sample time 107 105 104
1 h     
106 6.2 ± 0.1 6.1 ± 0.2 6.2 ± 0.2 6.2 ± 0.1
104 3.5 ± 0.1* 3.7 ± 0.2* 4.6 ± 0.1 4.7 ± 0.2
103 3.8 ± 0.1 3.3 ± 0.4 3.4 ± 0.1* 4.2 ± 0.2
48 h     
106 5.0 ± 0.1* 5.9 ± 0.2 6.5 ± 0.2 6.3 ± 0.1
104 2.9 ± 0.4* 3.9 ± 0.1* 4.1 ± 0.1 4.3 ± 0.1
103 3.6 ± 0.2 3.6 ± 0.4 ND 4.1 ± 0.2
96 h     
106 5.5 ± 0.2* 6.6 ± 0.2 6.7 ± 0.1 6.5 ± 0.2
104 3.2 ± 0.3* 3.4 ± 0.2* 4.1 ± 0.4 4.5 ± 0.1
103 2.8 ± 0.7 ND ND 4.3 ± 0.3
  1. Hooton et al. [14]. ND = not detectable; *P < 0.01 compared with control values