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Table 11 Number of E. coli K88 present in ileum and colon samples taken from pigs subjected to treatments and the number of tissue samples positive for the organism

From: Molecules produced by probiotics prevent enteric colibacillosis in pigs

Tissue Treatment CFU/g tissue a #animals K88 detection qPCR
Colon T1 1.21 × 104 ± 2.6 × 104 5/6 b
T2 1.06 × 103 ± 1.93 × 103 4/6
T3 3.42 × 102 ± 3.92 × 102 3/6
T4 1.21 × 104 ± 2.6 × 104 2/6
Ileum T1 1.43 × 108 ± 2.02 × 108 2/6
T2 2.64 ± 0.19 2/6
T3 2.47 × 108 ± 0 1/6
T4 0 0/6
  1. The tissue samples were obtained from one pig (pig #6) euthanized on day 2 following infection. E. coli K88 was detected and enumerated using qPCR
  2. aAverage number of E. coli K88 detected in tissue samples ± standard deviation
  3. bNumber of tissue samples positive for E, coli K88/Total number of tissue samples analysed