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Table 2 Effect of E. faecium on growth performance and fecal score of piglets

From: Enterococcus faecium NCIMB 10415 administration improves the intestinal health and immunity in neonatal piglets infected by enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli K88

Items CON PRO P-value
Initial BW, kg 1.70 ± 0.05 1.73 ± 0.05 0.70
Final BW, kg 3.09 ± 0.07 3.19 ± 0.07 0.37
ADG, g/d 199 ± 7.00 209 ± 8.00 0.37
Fecal score1 0.07 ± 0.03 0.04 ± 0.02 0.27
  1. Data are presented as means ± SE (n = 16; pen was used as experimental unit)
  2. CON control group, PRO Enterococcus faecium-supplemented group, BW body weight, ADG average daily gain
  3. 1Fecal score = (Sum of the fecal score over the period)/(experiment days)