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Table 10 The quantitation of intestinal microbiota of broilers on d 21

From: Effects of Lactobacillus acidophilus on the growth performance and intestinal health of broilers challenged with Clostridium perfringens

Itema Ileum Cecum
  C. perfringens Lactobacillus Escherichia C. perfringens Lactobacillus Escherichia
CTL 1.16 6.25 6.19 4.64 6.61 8.93
LA 2.32 7.17 5.83 5.29 7.28 9.00
CLG 3.46 7.15 6.83 6.42 7.11 9.56
CLG + LA 3.62 7.55 6.13 6.08 7.29 9.35
SEM 0.316 0.136 0.125 0.251 0.089 0.091
Main effects
C. perfringens challenge
 Negative 1.74 6.71 6.01 4.97 6.94 8.97
 Positive 3.54 7.35 6.48 6.25 7.20 9.45
L. acidophilus
 No addition 2.31 6.70 6.51 5.53 6.87 9.24
 Addition 2.97 7.36 5.98 5.69 7.29 9.18
P-value
C. perfringens challenge 0.003 0.006 0.025 0.009 0.098 0.006
L. acidophilus 0.225 0.005 0.046 0.733 0.010 0.698
C. perfringens challenge × L. acidophilus 0.360 0.232 0.433 0.284 0.115 0.393
  1. aThe results are expressed as log10 (copies/g digesta)