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Table 2 Lactobacilli in faeces (cfu/g) of the foals from days 1 to 58 of life in placebo, low dosage (LD), and high dosage (HD) groups and for all foals, data expressed as numbers, median, 25 and 75% quartile, time p = 0.002, treatment p = 0.522

From: Development of intestinal microflora and occurrence of diarrhoea in sucking foals: effects of Bacillus cereus var. toyoi supplementation

Group Measure Day of foal’s life
   1 3 9 16 23 30 44 58
Placebo 25% quartile 2.8 × 104 2.7 × 106 3.2 × 106 2.1 × 106 2.9 × 105 5.0 × 105 4.3 × 105 4.1 × 104
  Median 3.4 × 104 1.7 × 107 2.5 × 107 2.0 × 107 1.4 × 106 1.0 × 106 1.9 × 106 2.2 × 105
  75% quartile 4.0 × 105 8.3 × 107 4.0 × 107 3.0 × 107 5.0 × 106 2.5 × 106 2.6 × 106 3.3 × 105
LD 25% quartile 1.9 × 104 n.d. 8.2 × 106 3.6 × 106 2.5 × 105 2.8 × 105 3.4 × 105 2.7 × 105
  Median 4.0 × 105 n.d. 4.5 × 107 5.5 × 106 5.4 × 105 3.9 × 105 4.0 × 105 6.0 × 105
  75% quartile 2.0 × 106 n.d. 6.7 × 107 1.9 × 107 2.9 × 106 4.2 × 105 5.4 × 105 9.7 × 105
HD 25% quartile 7.0 × 103 2.3 × 106 4.7 × 106 4.2 × 106 2.7 × 105 3.1 × 105 1.4 × 105 1.5 × 105
  Median 2.5 × 104 3.7 × 106 2.1 × 107 1.5 × 107 1.6 × 106 2.7 × 106 4.3 × 105 4.9 × 105
  75% quartile 2.3 × 106 3.8 × 107 4.6 × 107 4.6 × 107 1.3 × 107 7.1 × 106 7.3 × 105 4.4 × 106
Total 25% quartile 1.6 × 104 2.3 × 106 3.5 × 106 3.2 × 106 1.9 × 105 2.5 × 105 2.7 × 105 1.9 × 105
  Median 3.4 × 104 3.7 × 106 2.3 × 107 1.7 × 106 1.3 × 106 6.0 × 105 5.0 × 105 3.2 × 105
  75% quartile 2.2 × 106 4.5 × 107 5.0 × 107 2.8 × 107 5.0 × 106 2.9 × 106 1.2 × 106 1.0 × 106
  1. n.d.: non-determinable, total: over all treatments.