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Table 3 Evaluation of copper acetate (CA), curcumin (CR) and copper acetate-curcumin (CA-CR) on body weight (BW), body weight gain (BWG), feed intake (FI) and feed conversion ratio (FCR) in broiler chickens on day ten post-S. Typhimurium challenge in trial 1 and trial 21

From: Evaluation of curcumin and copper acetate against Salmonella Typhimurium infection, intestinal permeability, and cecal microbiota composition in broiler chickens

Treatments BW,
g/broiler
(D 0)
BW,
g/broiler
(D 10)
BWG,
g/broiler
(D 0–10)
  Trial 1
CTRL (−) 40.60 ± 0.57 232.33 ± 9.46 ab 191.73 ± 9.39 ab
CTRL (+) 40.13 ± 0.86 204.97 ± 10.06 b 164.83 ± 10.05 b
CA 40.67 ± 0.70 227.50 ± 9.32 ab 186.83 ± 9.40 ab
CR 40.87 ± 1.01 237.93 ± 7.80 a 197.07 ± 7.60 a
CA-CR 40.47 ± 0.62 226.8 ± 8.75 ab 186.33 ± 8.83 ab
SEM2 0.34 4.17 4.15
P-value 0.973 0.122 0.134
  Trial 2
CTRL (−) 40.93 ± 0.64 231.83 ± 7.54 ab 190.90 ± 7.28 ab
CTRL (+) 40.07 ± 0.95 205.6 ± 7.75 b 165.53 ± 7.90 b
CA 40.40 ± 0.79 226.83 ± 8.82 ab 186.43 ± 8.66 ab
CR 41.27 ± 0.71 236.63 ± 8.00 a 195.37 ± 8.04 a
CA-CR 40.40 ± 0.84 226.6 ± 10.51 ab 186.2 ± 10.68 ab
SEM2 0.35 3.94 3.92
P-value 0.833 0.119 0.143
  1. 1 Data expressed as mean ± SE from 15 chickens. a -b Values within columns with different superscripts differ significantly (P < 0.05)
  2. 2 Standard error of the means
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