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Table 3 Effect of E. faecium on blood routine parameters of piglets challenged with ETEC K88

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

Items -ETEC +ETEC P-value
CON PRO CON PRO PRO ETEC PRO×ETEC
White blood cell,109/L 7.26 ± 1.20 8.80 ± 1.67 7.77 ± 0.98 8.16 ± 1.22 0.45 0.96 0.65
Lymphocytes,109/L 1.46 ± 0.16b 1.85 ± 0.19b 2.96 ± 0.62a 2.60 ± 0.51ab 0.97 0.03 0.44
Neutrophils,109/L 4.55 ± 0.62 4.76 ± 0.49 4.23 ± 0.77 5.23 ± 0.49 0.36 0.91 0.54
Intermediate cell, 109/L 0.40 ± 0.04 0.65 ± 0.20 0.59 ± 0.13 0.56 ± 0.14 0.44 0.74 0.35
Lymphocytes, % 21.45 ± 2.51b 25.05 ± 3.58ab 37.24 ± 5.83a 29.23 ± 2.60ab 0.61 0.03 0.19
Neutrophils, % 69.40 ± 2.42 58.28 ± 6.87 54.73 ± 6.71 63.42 ± 3.75 0.82 0.39 0.08
Intermediate cell, % 6.04 ± 1.16 6.77 ± 1.31 8.03 ± 1.71 6.12 ± 0.87 0.70 0.66 0.38
Red blood cell, 1012/L 9.17 ± 0.37 8.77 ± 0.67 9.35 ± 0.47 9.20 ± 0.31 0.57 0.52 0.80
Haematocrit, % 78.34 ± 3.00 73.35 ± 6.70 76.69 ± 2.46 76.30 ± 1.22 0.44 0.85 0.51
Mean corpuscular volume, fL 85.56 ± 0.70 83.60 ± 3.81 82.61 ± 2.12 83.28 ± 2.21 0.79 0.50 0.58
Platelet, 109/L 576.00 ± 134.95 441.50 ± 82.92 508.42 ± 109.58 636.20 ± 123.37 0.98 0.61 0.29
Thrombocytocrit, % 0.72 ± 0.24 0.45 ± 0.10 0.61 ± 0.17 0.79 ± 0.23 0.82 0.60 0.29
  1. Data are presented as means ± SE (n = 8)
  2. -ETEC, infusing the essential medium; +ETEC, infusing the Escherichia coli; CON, control group; PRO, Enterococcus faecium-supplemented group
  3. a, bMeans within a row with different superscripts are significantly different (P < 0.05)