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Table 1 The effect of Bacillus licheniformis on the growth performance suffering from necrotic enteritis*

From: Effects of Bacillus licheniformis on the growth performance and expression of lipid metabolism-related genes in broiler chickens challenged with Clostridium perfringens-induced necrotic enteritis

Parameter NC PC FC BL SEM P-value
Days 1 to 14
BWG (g) 361.33b 358.42b 367.13b 382.25a 4.32 0.026
FI (g) 519.84 521.70 523.92 522.25 2.63 0.194
FCR(g/g) 1.44a 1.46a 1.43a 1.37b 0.02 0.049
Days 14 to 28
BWG (g) 718.87a 636.3b 689.33ab 712.93a 10.76 0.023
FI (g) 1159.82 1149.27 1160.83 1161.40 15.41 0.968
FCR(g/g) 1.61b 1.81a 1.68ab 1.63b 0.03 0.027
Days 1 to 28
BWG (g) 1080.20a 994.67b 1056.67ab 1095.27a 13.15 0.032
FI(g) 1679.64 1670.90 1684.72 1683.65 15.58 0.991
FCR(g/g) 1.56b 1.69a 1.60ab 1.56b 0.02 0.034
  1. NC negative control group, PC necrotic enteritis experimental model group, FC fishmeal and coccidiosis vaccine challenge group, BL NE group supplied with feed containing B. licheniformis
  2. * Data are means for 5 replicates of 12 broiler chickens presented with the means ± SEM
  3. *a, b Means in the same column with different lower case letter differ significantly (P <0.05)