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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

ItemsNE1FITC-D, ng/mLLiver Clostridium perfringens, CFU/gCecal Clostridium perfringens, CFU/g
1 h2.5 h
BLJ, mg/kg
 09.74ab9.840.32b0.00c
 0+9.88a10.001.93a4.69a
 5009.68bc9.880.00b0.00c
 500+9.52c9.830.42b2.23b
 SEM2 0.040.050.180.40
Main effect
 0 9.819.921.132.34
 500 9.609.860.211.11
 Non-challenged 9.719.860.160.00
 Challenged 9.709.921.183.46
P-value3
 BLJ < 0.010.552< 0.01< 0.01
 Challenged 0.8380.570< 0.01< 0.01
 Challenged×BLJ 0.0330.2920.021< 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