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Table 5 Detection rate (> 10 3cfu/g,%) of Clostridium perfringens in faeces 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 in %, treatment p > 0.05

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

Group Day of foal’s life
  1 3 9 16 23 30 44 58
Placebo 50.0% 100% 42.9% 25.0% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
LD 71.4% n.d. 71.4% 71.4% 28.6% 14.3% 14.3% 28.6%
HD 60.0% 66.7% 90.0% 60.0% 10.0% 0% 0% 0%
Total 61.1% 80.0% 70.8% 52.0% 16.0% 4.0% 4.0% 8.0%
  1. n.d.: non-determinable, total: over all treatments.