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Table 1 Percentage of isolation of Salmonella and Salmonella Typhimurium by culture and PCR method respectively from eggshell samples of orally infected birds at different weeks of pi

From: Correlating bacterial shedding with fecal corticosterone levels and serological responses from layer hens experimentally infected with Salmonella Typhimurium

Weeks pi Salmonella Typhimurium only group Co-infection group
Salmonella detection by culture method Salmonella Typhimurium detection by PCR Salmonella detection by culture method Salmonella Typhimurium detection by PCR Salmonella Mbandaka detection by PCR
Week 6 21.74c (5/23)a 17.39 (4/23) 33.33 (8/24) 8.33 (2/24)b 8.33 (2/24)b
Week 8 9.52 (8/84) 8.33 (7/84) 10.89 (11/101) 8.91 (9/101) 0.00 (0/101)
Week 10 15.85 (13/82) 15.85 (13/82) 15.22 (14/92) 10.87 (10/92) 5.43 (5/92)
Week 12 13.48 (12/89) 12.36 (11/89) 22.92 (22/96) 14.58 (14/96) 13.54 (13/96)
Week 14 11.49 (10/87) 10.34 (9/87) 21.88 (21/96) 13.54 (13/96) 7.29 (7/96)
Total 13.15 (48/365) 12.05 (44/365) 13.20 (54/409) 11.74 (48/409) 6.60 (27/409)
  1. aNumber of positive eggs/total number of eggs tested.
  2. bResults confirmed by PCR.
  3. cValues in  %.