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Table 3 Effect of silver nanoparticles (AgNP) on daily feed and water intake, weight gain and feed conversion ratio of chickens infected with C. jejuni

From: Influence of silver nanoparticles on growth and health of broiler chickens after infection with Campylobacter jejuni

Parameters Mean Pooled Treatment*Age
(g/bird) Control AgNP SE p-value
ADWI
 Day 0–30 161 165 0.34 0.64
ADFI
 Day 0–30 97.0 102 0.17 0.16
ADWG
 Day 0–11 21.7a 18.7b   
 Day 11–15 43.7a 38.6b   
 Day 15–22 62.7a 57.4b   
 Day 22–30 70.5 69.4   
 Day 0–30 46.6 44.9 0.03 0.34
FCR
 Day 0–30 1.97 2.22 0.04  
  1. *Indicates interaction
  2. Values are mean of 6 isolators each with 15 birds
  3. SE pooled standard error, ADWI Average daily water intake (g per bird), ADFI Average daily feed intake (g per bird), ADWG Average daily weight gain (g per bird) and FCR Feed conversion ratio
  4. a,b values within rows with different superscripts are significantly different at p <0.05