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Table 4 Effects of Clostridium butyricum on the concentrations of serum LPS and DAO in broilers1

From: Effects of dietary supplementation of probiotic, Clostridium butyricum, on growth performance, immune response, intestinal barrier function, and digestive enzyme activity in broiler chickens challenged with Escherichia coli K88

Items Age of (post-ch)2 Experimental treats Statistics
NC PC CB CS SEM P-value
Endotoxin, EU/mL 3d 0.460b 0.738a 0.704a 0.734a 0.025 <0.01
7d 0.455b 0.640a 0.586a 0.578a 0.027 <0.01
14d 0.327b 0.413a 0.335ab 0.347ab 0.024 0.070
21d 0.252c 0.380a 0.304bc 0.332ab 0.023 <0.01
DAO, U/mL 3d 2.559b 8.823a 7.493a 8.056a 0.498 <0.01
7d 1.570b 8.649a 7.121a 7.496a 0.617 <0.01
14d 1.250c 6.254a 4.194b 4.201b 0.527 <0.01
21d 0.819c 3.952a 2.419b 3.060ab 0.424 <0.01
  1. a-cMeans in the same row with different superscript letters differ significantly (P < 0.05)
  2. 1Each mean represents 6 birds. NC = birds fed a basal diet without challenged with E. coli K88; PC = birds fed a basal diet and challenged with E. coli K88. CB = birds fed a basal diet including 2 × 107 CFU C. butyricum/kg of diet and challenged with E. coli K88. CS = birds fed a basal diet including 20 mg colistin sulfate/kg of diet and challenged with E. coli K88
  3. 2The days after challenging