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Table 2 Recovery and enumeration of Salmonella from internal organs

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

Organ Salmonella Typhimurium only group Co-infection group
Salmonella detection by culture method Mean log10 CFU/g and SEM Salmonella Typhimurium detection by PCR Salmonella detection by culture method Mean log10 CFU/g and SEM Salmonella Typhimurium detection by PCR Salmonella Mbandaka detection by PCR
Spleen 13/14 (92.85%) 2.52 ± 0.22 (n = 13) 3/14 (21.43%) 12/14 (85.71%) 2.01 ± 0.24 (n = 12) 1/14 (7.14%) 4/14 (28.57%)
Liver 2/14 (14.29%) 0.38 ± 0.26 (n = 2) 2/14 (14.29%) 13/14 (92.85%) 2.10 ± 0.17 (n = 13) 0/14 (0.00%) 3/14 (21.43%)
Caecal tonsils 5/14 (35.71%) 0.97 ± 0.38 (n = 5) 2/14 (14.29%) 2/14 (14.29%) 0.40 ± 0.27 (n = 2) 1/14 (7.14%) 1/14 (7.14%)