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Table 5 Effects of sugar beet pulp levels supplementation on fecal microflora in weaning pigsa

From: Effect of Dietary sugar beet pulp supplementation on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, fecal Microflora, blood profiles and Diarrhea incidence in weaning pigs

Criteria Treatmentb SEMc P-valued
PC SBP3 SBP6 SBP9 SBP12 Lin. Quad.
E. coli, cfu/ml
Initial 5.84 5.84 5.84 5.84 5.84 0.109 - -
2 week 3.87 4.44 4.22 4.21 4.87 0.131 0.30 0.12
5 week 4.41 4.00 4.17 5.50 4.33 0.214 0.29 0.17
Lactobacillus, cfu/ml
Initial 6.63 6.63 6.63 6.63 6.63 0.053 - -
2 week 6.08 6.53 6.36 7.17 6.64 0.130 0.04 0.32
5 week 7.81 8.03 7.96 8.04 8.19 0.047 0.02 0.97
  1. a Least squares means for 4 pigs per treatment
  2. b PC: corn-SBM based diet + ZnO, SBP3: basal diet + SBP 3%, SBP6: basal diet + SBP 6%, SBP9: basal diet + SBP 9%, SBP12: basal diet + SBP 12%
  3. c Standard error of means
  4. d Probability values for the effects of SBP3, SBP6, SBP9, SBP12