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Table 4 Effect of C. butyricum (CB) supplementation on growth performance and diarrhea of weaned pigs in Exp.1a

From: Effects of dietary Clostridium butyricum supplementation on growth performance, intestinal development, and immune response of weaned piglets challenged with lipopolysaccharide

Items Experimental treatments Statistics
CON AB 0.1% CB 0.2% CB 0.4% CB 0.8% CB SEM P-value
BW, kg
 0 d 7.11 7.11 7.10 7.11 7.11 7.11 0.005 0.999
 14 d 10.33 10.20 9.87 10.23 10.50 10.27 0.101 0.657
 28 d 16.17 16.51 15.44 16.29 16.91 15.40 0.248 0.454
ADFI, g/d
 1–14 d 343.99 334.40 305.91 338.76 349.84 322.17 7.754 0.640
 14–28 d 714.72 734.53 652.58 720.94 730.52 641.21 15.851 0.357
 1–28 d 529.35 534.47 479.25 529.85 540.18 481.69 10.981 0.398
ADG, g/d
 1–14 d 229.97 220.45 197.83 222.59 248.75 225.51 7.281 0.540
 14–28 d 417.26 461.31 397.32 433.04 457.59 367.16 12.731 0.240
 1–28 d 323.62 336.83 297.57 327.81 349.97 295.08 8.925 0.443
F/G
 1–14 d 1.50 1.54 1.59 1.53 1.42 1.45 0.023 0.299
 14–28 d 1.77 1.60 1.65 1.67 1.60 1.78 0.029 0.291
 1–28 d 1.65 1.60 1.63 1.62 1.55 1.66 0.019 0.633
bDiarrhea score
 1–14 d 0.17 0.15 0.17 0.15 0.05 0.09 0.019 0.442
 14–28 d 0.29 0.18 0.25 0.20 0.21 0.28 0.018 0.439
 1–28 d 0.23 0.16 0.21 0.17 0.13 0.19 0.015 0.518
  1. aCON, piglets fed the basal diet; AB, piglets fed the basal diet supplemented with 75 mg chlortetracycline and 20 mg enramycin per kilogram; CB, piglets fed the basal diet supplemented with C. butyricum preparation;
  2. bDiarrhea score = sum of the fecal score / number of test piglets; fecal score: 0, normal; 1, soft feces; 2, mild diarrhea; and 3, severe diarrhea