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Table 5 Effect of C. butyricum (CB) supplementation on growth performance and diarrhea of weaned pigs in Exp.2c

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

Items Experimental treatments SEM P-value
CON AB 0.2% CB 0.4% CB 0.6% CB
BW, kg
 0 d 6.90 6.90 6.90 6.90 6.90 0.000 0.772
 21 d 8.54 9.17 8.63 8.70 8.64 0.087 0.147
 35 d 14.72 15.60 14.75 14.80 14.46 0.141 0.105
ADFI, g/d
 1–21 d 192.82 205.56 188.4 188.83 185.27 3.450 0.392
 21–35 d 696.41 731.27 725.22 696.01 687.34 9.756 0.546
 1–35 d 394.26 415.85 403.17 391.71 386.10 5.168 0.416
ADG, g/d
 1–21 d 119.14 145.99 118.83 126.77 124.22 3.635 0.100
 21–35 d 458.97 459.25 437.65 436.07 437.41 6.139 0.567
 1–35 d 223.52 248.70 224.52 225.89 217.23 3.945 0.103
F/G
 1–21 d 1.65a 1.42b 1.59a 1.49ab 1.50ab 0.031 0.033
 21–35 d 1.52 1.59 1.66 1.60 1.58 0.019 0.243
 1–35 d 1.77 1.68 1.80 1.74 1.78 0.015 0.099
dDiarrhea score
 1–21 d 0.97a 0.86b 0.86b 0.79b 0.81b 0.018 0.007
 21–35 d 0.13 0.10 0.08 0.06 0.12 0.012 0.306
 1–35 d 0.64a 0.55b 0.55b 0.50b 0.54b 0.013 0.003
  1. a, bMeans in the same row with different superscript letters differ significantly (P < 0.05)
  2. cCON, 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;
  3. dDiarrhea score = sum of the fecal score / number of test piglets; fecal score: 0, normal; 1, soft feces; 2, mild diarrhea; and 3, severe diarrhea