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Table 2 Overview on Lawsonia intracellularis excretion, dry matter content of faeces and growth performance

From: Nutrient digestibility, organ morphometry and performance in vaccinated or non-vaccinated Lawsonia intracellularis infected piglets

Item Vac Non-vac/cs- Non-vac/cs+
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Log10 genome equivalents 6.00 2.89 5.83 2.35 7.69 1.65
DM faeces (g/kg DM) 23.6a 1.84 24.5a 1.68 21.1b 1.98
BW start (kg) 19.2 1.64 19.2 1.36 18.4 1.53
BW Dissection (kg)c 27.0 1.71 26.7 2.19 25.3 2.43
ADFI (kg DM/day)d 1.297 0.116 1.207 0.119 1.165 0.148
ADG (kg/day) 0.894a 0.073 0.857ab 0.086 0.785b 0.137
FCR (kg diet/kg ADG) 1.410 0.075 1.422 0.078 1.470 0.061
  1. Vac vaccinated with Enterisol®Ileitis, Non-vac/cs- not vaccinated, clinically no signs, Non-vac/cs + not vaccinated, clinical signs
  2. a,bValues within a row with different superscripts differ significantly at P < 0.05
  3. cDissection was done in 3 out of 9 animals 8 days after starting experiment, in 6 out of 9 piglets 9 days after start of experiment
  4. dDue to technical detection problems, three values are missing from one of three repetitions