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Table 1 Microbial cell counts (log 10 /g wet weight) in the faeces of sows fed a diet without (C) or with inulin (I)

From: Dietary inulin affects the intestinal microbiota in sows and their suckling piglets

  Day 4 a.p. Day 1 p.p. Day 5 p.p. P -value
  C (n 1= 10) I (n = 10) C (n = 10) I (n = 9) C (n = 10) I (n = 10) Diet Time Diet*time
Eubacteria 10.6 ± 0.51 10.8 ± 0.85 9.86 ± 0.10 9.75 ± 0.21 10.8 ± 0.15 10.8 ± 0.18 0.847 0.005 0.718
Enterobacteria 7.21 ± 1.01 6.66 ± 0.90 7.16 ± 0.98 7.77 ± 0.75 7.42 ± 0.68 7.54 ± 0.99 0.802 0.103 0.017
Enterococci 6.42 ± 0.45 6.83 ± 0.59 5.96 ± 0.31 7.00 ± 0.91 6.62 ± 0.48 6.98 ± 0.61 0.014 0.109 0.028
Bifidobacteria 7.92 ± 1.05 8.10 ± 1.91 7.24 ± 0.51 7.60 ± 1.08 8.05 ± 0.87 7.92 ± 1.51 0.976 0.052 0.357
Lactobacilli 9.39 ± 0.62 9.32 ± 0.77 8.89 ± 0.67 7.73 ± 1.42 8.98 ± 0.57 8.60 ± 0.89 0.109 <0.001 0.051
L. reuteri 8.37 ± 0.86 8.25 ± 0.64 7.36 ± 1.12 6.83 ± 0.66 7.93 ± 0.73 7.57 ± 0.47 0.305 <0.001 0.244
L. amylovorus 9.39 ± 0.40 9.32 ± 0.35 8.50 ± 0.96 8.22 ± 0.63 9.12 ± 0.61 9.03 ± 0.32 0.502 <0.001 0.606
L. johnsonii 6.16 ± 1.10 5.81 ± 0.94 4.97 ± 0.79 5.20 ± 0.52 5.46 ± 0.42 5.25 ± 0.48 0.872 0.002 0.411
L. mucosae 8.22 ± 0.83 7.83 ± 0.41 7.08 ± 0.89 6.72 ± 0.47 7.56 ± 0.61 7.17 ± 0.96 0.088 <0.001 0.898
C. leptum 10.5 ± 0.24 10.1 ± 0.55 9.50 ± 0.97 9.84 ± 0.62 9.89 ± 0.73 9.91 ± 1.11 0.987 0.010 0.266
C. coccoides 10.7 ± 0.53 10.8 ± 0.24 9.69 ± 1.05 9.79 ± 0.77 10.6 ± 0.41 10.5 ± 0.93 0.891 0.002 0.762
BPP 9.66 ± 0.53 9.69 ± 0.54 9.40 ± 0.25 9.31 ± 0.37 9.83 ± 0.52 9.55 ± 0.28 0.152 0.052 0.557
  1. 1Available sample size for analysis: For Eubacteria: day 4 a.p.: n = 5 (C) and n = 5 (I); day 1 p.p.: n = 5 (C) and n = 4 (I); day 5 p.p.: n = 5 (C) and n = 5 (I); for Enterobacteria: day 4 a.p.: n = 8 (C) and n = 10 (I); day 1 p.p.: n = 8 (C) and n = 9 (I); day 5 p.p.: n = 9 (C) and n = 10 (I); for L. amylovorus: day 4 a.p.: n = 10 (C) and n = 9 (I); day 1 p.p.: n = 10 (C) and n = 9 (I); day 5 p.p.: n = 9 (C) and n = 10 (I); for L. johnsonii: day 4 a.p.: n = 10 (C) and n = 10 (I); day 1 p.p.: n = 10 (C) and n = 9 (I); day 5 p.p.: n = 8 (C) and n = 10 (I).
  2. Abbreviations: a.p.: ante partum; BPP Bacteroides-Prevotella-Porphyromonas Cluster; p.p.: post partum.
  3. Boldface P-values indicate significant effects (P ≤ 0.05).