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Table 2 The effect of bacteriophage cocktail supplementation on growth performance in broilersa

From: Bacteriophage cocktail supplementation improves growth performance, gut microbiome and production traits in broiler chickens

Items PC CON BP 0.05 BP 0.10 SEMb P-value
0% 0.05% 0.10% PC vs. CON CON vs. BP 0.05, BP 0.10 PC vs. BP 0.05, BP 0.10 Linear Quadratic
d 1 to 7
 BWG, g 114.33 109.55 111.37 116.92 2.092 0.1235 0.0896 0.9437 0.0383 0.5101
 FI, g 138.68 135.74 139.2 141.19 3.049 0.5077 0.2476 0.6833 0.1746 0.8240
 FCR 1.213 1.241 1.253 1.21 0.025 0.4302 0.749 0.5538 0.2499 0.2511
d 8 to 21
 BWG, g 706.35 675.18 683.16 685.25 11.94 0.0813 0.5447 0.1471 0.6080 0.8671
 FI, g 1017.19 969.53 985.43 990.12 12.93 0.0178 0.2644 0.0796 0.2770 0.7263
 FCR 1.441 1.443 1.444 1.4471 0.032 0.9749 0.9422 0.9134 0.9344 0.9874
d 22 to 35
 BWG, g 977.95 927.46 958.56 982.54 20.62 0.1006 0.1052 0.773 0.0379 0.8647
 FI, g 1774.22 1741.25 1744.61 1755.91 27.8 0.4127 0.4943 0.4907 0.6542 0.8881
 FCR 1.820 1.883 1.826 1.791 0.044 0.3226 0.1821 0.8333 0.0840 0.7902
Overall
 BWG, g 1798.63 1712.19 1753.09 1784.71 23.00 0.016 0.0593 0.3053 0.0288 0.8576
 FI, g 2930.06 2846.52 2869.25 2887.22 30.64 0.0698 0.4902 0.1842 0.2470 0.9359
 FCR 1.63 1.665 1.638 1.619 0.023 0.2881 0.2052 0.902 0.1370 0.8915
  1. a Abbreviation: CON Basal diet without antibiotics or bacteriophage; PC CON + 0.025% AVILAMIX®; BP 0.05 CON + 0.05% Bacteriophage; BP 0.10 CON + 0.10% Bacteriophage
  2. b Standard error of means
  3. Values represent the means of 7 cages with 18 chickens per replication cage