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Table 3 The effect of bacteriophage cocktail supplementation on apparent total tract nutrient digestibility 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
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 Dry matter, % 71.50 69.85 70.26 70.68 0.899 0.2104 0.5788 0.3625 0.4715 0.9976
 Nitrogen, % 71.03 68.63 69.99 70.24 1.660 0.3209 0.4747 0.6592 0.4716 0.7731
 Energy, % 71.76 69.92 70.55 70.86 0.918 0.1745 0.4923 0.3638 0.4338 0.8755
  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