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Table 1 Effects of faecal microbial capsules on growth performance and diarrhoeal occurrence in piglets

From: Capsulized faecal microbiota transplantation ameliorates post-weaning diarrhoea by modulating the gut microbiota in piglets

Items FMT treatment SEM P value
CON FMT   
Growth performance
 Initial BW (kg) 6.55 6.55 0.019 1.000
 Final BW (kg) 11.47 11.91 0.139 0.118
 ADFI (g/day) 418.33 426.04 8.440 0.655
 ADG (g/day) 234.70 255.41 6.556 0.116
 F/G (g/g) 1.81b 1.67a 0.033 0.034
Diarrhoeal occurrence
 Diarrhoea index (%) 12.20b 5.95a 1.218 < 0.01
 Diarrhoea ratio (%) 5.65b 2.08a 0.893 0.043
  1. n = 16. CON: control group, FMT: faecal microbial transplantation group, ADG: average weight gain, ADFI: average daily feed intake, F/G: the ratio of feed to gain.
  2. a,b In the same row, values with different letter superscripts mean significant difference.