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Table 5 Main effect of dietary selenium sources and Vit E levels on ceacum microbial population of 42-day broiler chickens

From: Effects of vitamin E, inorganic selenium, bacterial organic selenium, and their combinations on immunity response in broiler chickens

Parameters Se Vit E SEM p values
Log 10 copy no/g ceacum NS SS ADS18-Se 0 100 Se Vit Se*Vit
Lactobacilli spp. 6.91b 6.98b 7.74a 7.03 7.33 0.099 0.001 0.699 0.060
Bifidobacteria spp. 7.01b 7.57ab 8.21a 7.40 7.65 0.163 0.029 0.489 0.145
Enterobacteria spp. 4.20 4.02 4.53 4.23 4.25 0.087 0.146 0.914 0.784
Enterococcus spp. 6.86 7.25 6.88 7.08 6.76 0.081 0.128 0.118 0.240
E.coli 4.56a 4.33ab 4.21b 4.44 4.34 0.049 0.012 0.315 0.787
Salmonella spp. 3.41a 3.04ab 2.80b 3.38a 2.84b 0.105 0.031 0.006 0.126
  1. a-bMeans with different superscripts within a row-subgroup are significantly different (P < 0.05). NS no Se supplement, SS sodium selenite, ADS18-Se bacterial organic Se. Experimental unit, (n = 12)