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Table 7 Effect of organic acids on alpha diversity of ileal chyme of broilers with and without coccidial challenge

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

Treatment1 C.C Observed Species Shannon Simpson Chao1 ACE Good Coverage Phylogenetic Distance
   18d 29d 18d 29d 18d 29d 18d 29d 18d 29d 18d 29d 18d 29d
CON 317.2 387.7 3.69 5.12 0.73 0.91 401.3 424.1 403.8 427.9 0.995 0.998 45.60 44.70
OAW 274.8 497.0 3.51 5.25 0.78 0.90 339.9 568.4 362.3 571.8 0.995 0.996 29.01 53.28
OAF 296.6 363.3 3.82 4.67 0.76 0.90 325.4 431.2 337.9 424.5 0.997 0.997 52.46 41.80
CONC  +  280.3 379.8 3.83 3.86 0.84 0.75 351.5 453.8 357.4 470.6 0.996 0.996 36.11 42.05
OAWC  +  291.2 447.8 3.27 5.07 0.72 0.90 350.9 507.2 365.3 508.1 0.996 0.996 40.98 51.92
OAFC  +  355.2 374.0 4.06 4.30 0.76 0.83 431.3 465.7 423.0 476.5 0.996 0.996 51.15 42.69
SEM   71.2 60.1 0.73 0.49 0.10 0.04 73.9 59.0 70.5 56.2 0.001 0.000 18.82 7.55
Main effect means
CON   303.38 383.75 3.743 4.492 0.774 0.832 382.59 446.91 386.40 449.27 0.996 0.997 42.040 43.373
OAW   283.00 472.42 3.390 5.160 0.749 0.896 345.37 537.79 363.84 539.99 0.996 0.996 35.000 52.604
OAF   328.55 368.18 3.950 4.500 0.757 0.867 383.15 446.91 384.29 448.10 0.996 0.996 51.750 42.204
C.C 296.20 416.00 3.728 5.014 0.755 0.901a 355.50 474.58 368.00 474.74 0.990 0.997 42.360 45.722
 +  316.30 402.12 3.728 4.415 0.763 0.827b 385.50 476.14 388.30 485.58 0.990 0.996 44.300 46.594
P-value Diet 0.814 0.191 0.729 0.243 0.923 0.243 0.877 0.193 0.962 0.192 0.261 0.400 0.638 0.333
C.C 0.830 0.755 0.938 0.024 0.815 0.024 0.716 0.984 0.812 0.824 0.866 0.063 0.980 0.867
Diet × C.C 0.809 0.879 0.937 0.123 0.702 0.123 0.580 0.659 0.649 0.523 0.146 0.071 0.855 0.973
  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. a−b Mean within each column with no common superscript differ significantly (P < 0.05)