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Table 3 Effect of organic acids on the growth performance of broilers with and without oral coccidial challenge

From: Effect of organic acids on growth performance, intestinal morphology, and immunity of broiler chickens with and without coccidial challenge

Treatments1 C.C2 ABW3 ABWG3 AFI3 FCR3 Mortality
  1d 21d 35d 1–21d 22–35d 1–35d 1–21d 22-35d 1-35d 1-21d 22-35d 1-35d 1-21d 22-35d 1-35d
  g g/chick g/chick g/g %
CON 34.8 742 1642 707 900 1607 978 1542 2478 1.38 1.73 1.55 0.0 2.08 1.67
OAW 34.8 785 1855 750 1070 1820 990 1715 2665 1.32 1.61 1.47 0.0 0.00 0.00
OAF 34.8 804 1831 769 1027 1797 1012 1695 2658 1.32 1.65 1.48 0.0 0.00 0.00
CONC  +  34.9 667 1561 632 894 1526 902 1634 2498 1.44 1.83 1.64 0.0 0.00 0.00
OAWC  +  34.8 723 1682 688 959 1647 917 1577 2445 1.34 1.64 1.49 1.67 0.00 1.67
OAFC  +  34.9 719 1715 684 997 1680 929 1634 2520 1.36 1.64 1.50 1.67 0.00 1.67
SEM   0.06 14.46 41.73 14.46 33.5 41.73 14.60 55.35 61.95 0.016 0.038 0.022 0.962 0.851 0.179
Main effect means                 
 CON   34.8 704b 1601b 670b 897b 1566b 940 1588 2488 1.41a 1.78a 1.59a 0.00 1.04 0.83
 OAW   34.8 754a 1768a 719a 1014a 1733a 953 1646 2555 1.33b 1.63b 1.48b 0.83 0.00 0.83
 OAF   34.8 761a 1773a 726a 1012a 1738a 970 1665 2589 1.34b 1.64b 1.49b 0.83 0.00 0.83
 C.C 34.8 777a 1776a 742a 999 1741a 993a 1651 2600a 1.34b 1.66 1.49b 0.00 0.69 0.56
 +  34.8 703b 1652b 668b 950 1618b 916b 1615 2488b 1.38a 1.70 1.54a 1.11 0.00 1.11
P-Value Diet 0.806 0.001 0.0003 0.001 0.002 0.0003 0.130 0.361 0.270  < 0.0001 0.001  < 0.0001 0.612 0.380 1.000
C.C 0.393  < 0.0001 0.001  < 0.0001 0.082 0.001  < 0.0001 0.436 0.034 0.008 0.194 0.017 0.168 0.325 0.568
Diet × C.C 0.849 0.730 0.550 0.729 0.283 0.550 0.935 0.123 0.160 0.534 0.342 0.182 0.612 0.380 0.279
  1. 1CON Control diet, OAW Organic acid in water, OAF Organic acid in feed, CONC Control diet with Coccidial challenge, OAWC Organic acid in water with Coccidial challenge, and OAFC Organic acid in feed with Coccidial challenge
  2. 2C.C = Coccidial Challenge
  3. 3Average body weight (ABW); Average body weight gain (ABWG); Average feed intake (AFI); Feed conversion ratio (FCR)
  4. a, bMean within each column with no common superscript differ significantly (P < 0.05)