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Table 4 The growth performance of broilers during d 14–21

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

Item BW at d 21, g ADFI, g/d ADG, g/d FCR
CTL 750.39a 80.48 57.27 1.41
LA 742.38ab 79.26 55.58 1.43
CLG 716.52b 77.14 52.82 1.46
CLG + LA 751.72a 79.19 54.64 1.46
SEM 5.539 0.511 0.572 0.010
Main effects
C. perfringens challenge
 Negative 746.38 79.87 56.43 1.42
 Positive 734.12 78.46 53.73 1.46
L. acidophilus
 No addition 733.45 78.81 55.05 1.44
 Addition 747.05 79.52 55.11 1.45
P-value
C. perfringens challenge 0.196 0.156 0.014 0.023
L. acidophilus 0.242 0.465 0.949 0.589
C. perfringens challenge × L. acidophilus 0.045 0.055 0.097 0.589
  1. a,bMeans in the same column with different superscripts differ (P < 0.05)