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Table 1 Microbiological evaluation of fish skin treated wounds

From: Evaluation of fish skin as a biological dressing for metacarpal wounds in donkeys

Treatment Time (day) Microbial counts (cm2) (Mean ± SE)
Aerobic bacterial count Staphylococcal count Coliform count Yeast and mold count
  Reduction %   Reduction %   Reduction %   Reduction %
Control 0 2.63a × 102 ± 2.025   1.5a × 102 ± 1.80   1.5 a × 102 ± 1.23  
7 355.25c ± 1.31 −35.07% 180.00d ± 1.04 −20.0% 171.2d ± 1.32 −14.13%
14 360.3b ± 13.33 −38.46% 196.0d ± 1.23 −30.66% 238.75d ± 1.97 −59.16%
21 371.66b ± 1.143 −41.31% 198.5d ± 1.122 −32.33% 283.33d ± 1.20 −88.8%
Fish skin dressing 0 2.6a × 102 ± 2.013   2a × 102 ± 1.69   1.3a × 102 ± 1.03  
7 23.33b ± 0.66 93.15% 18.00b ± 0.64 91.00% 22.66b ± 0.64 83.83%
14 0.25c ± 0.25 99.93% 6.25c ± 0.625 96.87% 00.00c ± 00.00 100%
21 00.00c ± 00.00 100% 00.00c ± 00.00 100% 00.00c ± 00.00 100%
  1. a, b, c, and d values with no common superscript differ significantly (P < 0.05)