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Table 2 Colonization of cecum and spleen bySalmonellaEnteritidis strain 147 in the first trial

From: Effect of in feed administration of different butyrate formulations on Salmonella Enteritidis colonization and cecal microbiota in broilers

 Dietary treatment
ControlFat-protected butyrateUncoated butyrateWaxWax+MicropelletsTributyrin
Mean cecum (SD)3.63a (1.27)2.56ab (1.63)3.45a (1.15)1.56b (1.75)2.87ab (2.25)3.87a (1.76)2.81ab (1.06)
Mean spleen (SD)2.30 (0.79)1.34 (1.08)1.65 (0.87)1.18 (1.05)0.90 (1.03)1.68 (1.10)1.56 (1.13)
  1. Mean log CFU/g cecum and spleen values and standard deviation (SD) are shown at 4 dpi with 105 CFU Salmonella. Broilers were fed a diet either or not supplemented with a butyrate containing feed additive in a concentration of 3 g/kg of sodium butyrate.
  2. Significant differences for cecum colonization among groups are indicated with different letters (a, b). No differences for spleen colonization was detected.