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Table 4 The effect of bacteriophage cocktail supplementation on excreta microbial counts in broilersa

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

Items, log10 cfu/mL 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 35
Lactobacillus 8.93 8.99 9.115 9.206 0.096 0.6578 0.1551 0.058 0.0833 0.8632
E. coli 5.524 5.552 5.566 5.706 0.129 0.8789 0.5985 0.4835 0.3863 0.6798
Clostridium perfringens 5.512 5.601 5.543 5.529 0.142 0.6607 0.7111 0.8911 0.6689 0.8789
Salmonella 4.096 4.168 4.128 4.118 0.114 0.6581 0.7493 0.8478 0.733 0.9058
  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