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Table 4 Effects of Lactobacillus johnsonii BS15 on growth performance

From: Preventing subclinical necrotic enteritis through Lactobacillus johnsonii BS15 by ameliorating lipid metabolism and intestinal microflora in broiler chickens

Parameter NC SNE BS15 P
ADFI, g/day 60.71 ± 2.29 60.60 ± 2.33 61.10 ± 3.13 0.944
ADG, g/day 39.24 ± 2.23a 35.82 ± 1.50b 38.54 ± 2.07a 0.020
FCR 1.55 ± 0.10b 1.69 ± 0.09a 1.59 ± 0.09ab 0.046
  1. Means in the same row with no superscripts or with a common superscript letter do not differ significantly (P < 0.05). Data are presented with the mean ± standard deviation (n = 6; pen was used as the experimental unit). NC = basal diet without supplementation; SNE = subclinical necrotic enteritis experimental model group; BS15 = basal diet with 1.0 × 106 cfu BS15/g diet as feed
  2. ADFI average daily feed intake, ADG average daily gain, FCR feed conversion rate (ADFI/ADG)