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Table 4 Effects of ileum terminal antibiotic infusion (ITAI) on short chain fatty acid (SCFA) concentrations in colon of pigsa

From: Ileum terminal antibiotic infusion affects jejunal and colonic specific microbial population and immune status in growing pigs

Itemb, μmol/g digesta Control Antibiotic P-value
Acetate 65.68 ± 5.83 48.76 ± 5.08 0.054
Propionate 27.71 ± 2.62 19.32 ± 2.09 0.031
Isobutyrate 0.64 ± 0.10 0.33 ± 0.08 0.034
Butyrate 9.33 ± 0.88 4.06 ± 1.06 0.003
Isovalerate 1.04 ± 0.18 0.64 ± 0.07 0.075
Valerate 1.14 ± 0.10 0.62 ± 0.29 0.115
Total SCFA 105.55 ± 8.26 73.73 ± 7.06 0.015
  1. aValues are mean ± SEMs; n = 6 /group
  2. bTotal SCFA = total short-chain fatty acid