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Table 3 Content consistency in the ileum and colon and presence of ETEC F4 in different tissues of F4-receptor-positive pigs treated with probiotics or antibiotics 24 h post-challenge with ETEC F41.

From: Administration of probiotics influences F4 (K88)-positive enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli attachment and intestinal cytokine expression in weaned pigs

  Treatments  
  CTRL ATB PA SCB PA + SCB SEM 2
Ileum content3 7.49 7.72 7.07 7.37 7.98 0.44
Ileum mucosa3 6.24 6.98 6.17 6.53 6.52 0.55
Colon content3 7.41 7.72 7.52 7.66 8.31 0.50
MLN3 3.88 4.16 3.58 3.54 4.59 0.27
Ileal consistency score4 3.0 2.5 2.5 2.0 2.0 --
Colon consistency score4 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 --
  1. 1Definition of acronyms: CTRL = No probiotic and no antibiotic; ATB = tiamulin and chlortetracycline; PA = P. acidilactici; SCB = S. cerevisiae boulardii; PA + SCB = a mixture of the two probiotics.
  2. 2Pooled standard error of the mean (SEM); n = 8/treatment, except for SCB, n = 7.
  3. 3Results are expressed as Log10CFU of ETEC F4/g of tissue.
  4. 4Results are expressed as the median. Scale used was: 0 = normal, solid contents; 1 = soft intestinal contents; 2 = semi-liquid intestinal contents; and 3 = liquid conten