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Table 2 Effects of the dietary essential oil preparation on the growth performance in coccidiosis vaccine-challenged broiler chickensa

From: Role of oregano and Citrus species-based essential oil preparation for the control of coccidiosis in broiler chickens

Item Treatmentsb SEM P-value
CON INFECT SAL EO
7 to 20 d
 BWG, g/bird 678.7 646.1 677.8 633.9 19.916 0.332
 Feed intake, g/bird 1073 1024 1065 1064 22.350 0.629
 Feed to gain, g/g 1.590 1.609 1.576 1.705 0.032 0.062
21 to 35 d
 BWG, g/bird 1493 1463 1490 1441 40.452 0.793
 Feed intake, g/bird 2462 2480 2325 2418 67.659 0.396
 Feed to gain, g/g 1.641 1.698 1.566 1.701 0.037 0.054
7 to 35 d
 BWG, g/bird 2147 2100 2167 2088 50.764 0.678
 Feed intake, g/bird 3486 3471 3388 3479 74.620 0.797
 Feed to gain, g/g 1.625 1.671 1.568 1.688 0.031 0.057
  1. aValues represent the mean of 7 replicates per treatment (n = 7/treatment)
  2. bCON Non-challenged naïve control, INFECT Challenged control, SAL Challenged/salinomycin-added diet, EO Challenged/essential oil-added diet, BWG Body weight gain, SEM Standard error of the means