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Table 2 Effects of C. butyricum on growth performance and diarrhoea incidence in weaned piglets

From: Effects of Clostridium butyricum on growth performance, metabonomics and intestinal microbial differences of weaned piglets

  Treatmentsb   
Itema NC PC CB SEM3 P-value
Initial weight (kg) 6.19 6.09 6.38 0.08 0.352
Final weight (kg) 13.08 13.13 13.40 0.23 0.862
d 0–7
 ADG(g) 151.36 171.09 161.22 5.36 0.370
 ADFI(g) 232.65 232.65 226.87 1.41 0.150
 F/G 1.54 1.38 1.41 0.05 0.361
 Diarrhea incidence (%) 10.20 9.52 6.12. 1.95 0.717
d 7–14
 ADG(g) 360.20 313.61 325.85 9.73 0.115
 ADFI(g) 380.27 382.31 358.16 8.86 0.531
 F/G 1.07 1.22 1.10 0.04 0.342
 Diarrhea incidence (%) 15.99 9.52 2.38 3.84 0.403
d 14–21
 ADG(g) 472.45 521.43 516.33 10.76 0.109
 ADFI(g) 580.27 581.97 567.69 5.87 0.620
 F/G 1.23 1.12 1.10 0.03 0.125
 Diarrhea incidence (%) 4.08b 11.22a 9.86a 1.37 0.047
d 0–21
 ADG(g) 328.00 335.37 334.47 10.05 0.961
 ADFI(g) 397.73 398.98 384.24 4.96 0.463
 F/G 1.22 1.20 1.18 0.04 0.930
 Diarrhea incidence (%) 10.09 10.09 6.12 1.85 0.663
  1. aADG, average daily gain; ADFI, average daily feed intake; F/G, feed to gain ratio. bPiglets were fed different diets. NC, negative control, control diet; PC, positive control, control diet + 0.1 g/kg antibiotic (colistin sulphate); CB, control diet + 5 × 108 CFU/kg of C. butyricum. 3SEM, total standard error of means. (n = 6)