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Table 1 Growth performance1 observed in broiler chickens infected with a mixture of Eimeria species at 10 d of age and provided with diets supplemented with salinomaycin (Sal), probiotic (Pro), combination of vitamin E, C, and selenium (ECSe), and F. angulate extracts at the levels of 200 and 400 m/kg (FAE200 and FAE400, respectively) in experiment 1

From: Protective and immunostimulatory effects of in-feed preparations of an anticoccidial, a probiotic, a vitamin-selenium complex, and Ferulago angulata extract in broiler chickens infected with Eimeria species

  Average daily gain (g) Average daily feed intake (g) Feed conversion ratio
Treatments d 1–10 d 1–24 d 1–42 d 1–10 d 1–24 d 1–42 d 1–10 d 1–24 d 1–42
NC2 19.84 39.34a 63.96a 26.38 60.58 115.6 1.33 1.54bc 1.81d
PC3 19.74 36.18b 54.58d 26.58 59.62 114.6 1.35 1.65a 2.10a
Sal + infected 20.18 38.90a 62.50abc 26.30 60.00 116.5 1.30 1.54bc 1.86cd
Pro + infected 20.36 38.87a 61.62abc 26.54 59.23 115.0 1.30 1.52c 1.86cd
ECSe + infected 19.62 37.11ab 59.94bc 26.18 59.70 116.2 1.33 1.61ab 1.94bc
FAE200 + infected 20.15 37.12ab 58.87c 26.14 59.77 117.4 1.30 1.61ab 1.99b
FAE400 + infected 20.35 39.15a 62.99ab 26.02 59.13 115.3 1.28 1.51c 1.83d
SEM4 0.43 1.08 1.72 0.39 1.74 2.24 0.027 0.032 0.045
P-value 0.105 0.019 0.005 0.524 0.886 0.746 0.170 0.008 0.013
  1. a-cMeans within a column not sharing the same superscript are different at P < 0.05
  2. 1Values are means of 5 pens per treatment combination with 10 male broiler chickens (n = 5 per treatment)
  3. 2Negative control (not treated and uninfected)
  4. 3Positive control (not treated, but infected)
  5. 4Pooled standard error of mean