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Table 1 Design of the animal experiment

From: Typhlitis induced by Histomonas meleagridis affects relative but not the absolute Escherichia coli counts and invasion in the gut in turkeys

Group Experimental inoculation (days of life) Necropsy and sampling (days of life)
1 28 35 42 49
Negative control (n = 9) E. coli DH5α E. coli DH5α 3a 3 3
Vaccinated (n = 9) No Attenuated H. meleagridis co-cultivated with E. coli DH5α 3 3 3
Infected (n = 6) No Virulent H. meleagridis co-cultivated with E. coli DH5α 3 3 NAb
Vaccinated + infected (n = 9) Attenuated H. meleagridis co-cultivated with E. coli DH5α Virulent H. meleagridis co-cultivated with E. coli DH5α 2c 3 3
  1. aNumber of necropsied birds at each time point.
  2. bNot applicable.
  3. cOne bird showed swollen hock joints and was euthanized prior to the necropsy date.