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Table 5 Effects of supplementary allicin (AL) on ruminal microbial population

From: Effect of supplementation of allicin on methanogenesis and ruminal microbial flora in Dorper crossbred ewes

Microbial population, per mL of ruminal fluid Treatmentsa SEM P value
CON AL
Total bacteria, × 1010 7.36 12.10 0.72 <0.001
Protozoans, × 107 7.83 6.64 0.36 0.097
Methanogens, × 107 9.23 4.53 0.79 0.001
F. succinogenes, × 105 4.08 9.05 0.66 <0.001
R. flavefaciens, × 108 4.18 6.84 0.43 0.001
R. albus, × 107 6.44 6.79 0.40 0.675
B. fibrisolvens, × 109 9.71 15.20 0.89 0.001
  1. aCON ewes fed basal diet, AL ewes fed basal diet supplemented with allicin