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Table 2 In vivo evaluation of anti-coccidial effects.

From: Specific EtMIC3-binding peptides inhibit Eimeria tenella sporozoites entry into host cells

Group Challenge Oral inoculation Body weight gain Relative body weight gain (%) Average lesion score in cecum Oocyst reduction ratio (%)
1 Unchallenged PBS (pH7.2) 77.75 ± 2.46a 100 / /
2 Challenged Phages A 64.33 ± 3.27b 82.74 1.40 ± 0.34A 47.42%
3 Challenged Phages D 60.08 ± 2.94b 77.27 1.57 ± 0.38A 40.78%
4 Challenged Phages W 56.27 ± 3.85b 72.36 2.50 ± 0.46B 8.52%
5 Challenged PBS (pH7.2) 46.04 ± 2.65c 59.21 3.10 ± 0.40C 0
  1. 21 day-old chicken was orally challenged with 1 × 104 E. tenella sporulated oocysts. At days 0, 1 and 2 post challenge, each chicken was orally inoculated with 1 × 1012 pfu target phages. Significant difference between numbers with different capital letters (P < 0.01) and small letters (P < 0.05).