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Table 4 Microbial analysis (log copies dsDNA/g feces) of fecal samples from dogs fed with diets differing in protein concentrations and in presence of fructooligosaccharides

From: Influence of dietary protein and fructooligosaccharides on fecal fermentative end-products, fecal bacterial populations and apparent total tract digestibility in dogs

      ANOVA p-value  
LP HP LP + FOS HP + FOS Protein concentration FOS Protein concentration x FOS Pooled SEM
Total bacteria 8.87 8.50 8.98 8.87 0.246 0.243 0.543 0.17
C. perfringens 5.58 5.44 5.62 5.92 0.623 0.291 0.455 0.23
Lactobacillus spp. 8.59 8.19 8.63 8.61 0.250 0.195 0.292 0.14
Enterococci 5.53 5.62 6.00 5.89 0.960 0.139 0.685 0.20
Bifidobacterium spp. 5.36 3.92 4.00 4.29 0.032 0.061 0.002 0.21
E. coli 5.47 5.12 5.51 5.69 0.699 0.152 0.215 0.17
  1. Values are the means of 12 dogs per treatment
  2. FOS fructooligosaccharides, HP high protein diet, LP low protein diet
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