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Table 6 Effects of dietary supplementation with BLJ on serum FITC-D concentration and cecal and liver Clostridium perfringens (CFU/g) numbers in broiler chickens challenged with NE

From: Dietary encapsulated essential oils and organic acids mixture improves gut health in broiler chickens challenged with necrotic enteritis

Items

NE1

FITC-D, ng/mL

Liver Clostridium perfringens, CFU/g

Cecal Clostridium perfringens, CFU/g

1 h

2.5 h

BLJ, mg/kg

 0

9.74ab

9.84

0.32b

0.00c

 0

+

9.88a

10.00

1.93a

4.69a

 500

9.68bc

9.88

0.00b

0.00c

 500

+

9.52c

9.83

0.42b

2.23b

 SEM2

 

0.04

0.05

0.18

0.40

Main effect

 0

 

9.81

9.92

1.13

2.34

 500

 

9.60

9.86

0.21

1.11

 Non-challenged

 

9.71

9.86

0.16

0.00

 Challenged

 

9.70

9.92

1.18

3.46

P-value3

 BLJ

 

< 0.01

0.552

< 0.01

< 0.01

 Challenged

 

0.838

0.570

< 0.01

< 0.01

 Challenged×BLJ

 

0.033

0.292

0.021

< 0.01

  1. a, b, c Means within the same column with different superscripts differ significantly (P < 0.05)
  2. 1NE Co-challenged with Eimeria spp. and Clostridium perfringens; −, without NE challenge; +, with NE challenge
  3. 2SEM, standard error of the mean
  4. 3P-values represent the main effect of the diet, the main effect of the NE challenge, and the interaction between the dietary treatments and NE challenge