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Table 3 L. intracellularis shedding characteristics

From: Bacillus pumilus probiotic feed supplementation mitigates Lawsonia intracellularis shedding and lesions

Group 2 4 6 8 10 12 15 AUC Shedding length
T01-LAW 0 (0) 0.1 ± 0.1A,B,a 0.9 ± 0.3A,B 2.0 ± 0.4A,B 2.8 ± 0.4A 3.4 ± 0.4A,B 4.8 ± 0.3A 11.6A,B 3.6 ± 0.3A,B
T02-LAW 0 (0) 0 (0)A 0.3 ± 0.2A 0.9 ± 0.4A,C 2.2 ± 0.3A 3.1 ± 0.3A,B 4.0 ± 0.3A,B 8.5B,C 2.6 ± 0.3B,C
T03-LAW 0 (0) 0 (0)A 0 (0)A 0.3 ± 0.2C 2.1 ± 0.3A 2.5 ± 0.3A 3.1 ± 0.3B 6.4C 2.0 ± 0.3C
VAC-LAW 0 (0) 0.8 ± 0.2B 2.0 ± 0.4B 2.7 ± 0.4B 2.7 ± 0.4A 4.1 ± 0.3B 4.3 ± 0.3A 14.5A 4.4 ± 0.3A
NEG-CONTROL 0 (0) 0A 0A 0C 0B 0C 0C 0D 0D
POS-CONTROL 5 (0.1 ± 0.1) 0.6 ± 0.2B 1.7 ± 0.3B 2.6 ± 0.3B 2.9 ± 0.3A 3.8 ± 0.3B 3.8 ± 0.2A 14.1A 4.1 ± 0.2A
  1. Log group mean L. intracellularis genomic copies ± SEM in fecal swabs at different days post-infection (dpi), area under the curve (AUC) and shedding length in weeks.
  2. aDifferent superscripts (A,B,C,D) indicate a significant different weight gain (P < 0.05) among groups during a time period.