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Table 1 Frequency of NE lesions in chicks challenged with various C. perfringens strains and other predisposing factors

From: Experimental induction of necrotic enteritis with or without predisposing factors using netB positive Clostridium perfringens strains

Trial Group Dietary factord NE lesion score NE casee NE incidence (%)
0 1 2 3 4 Sub total Mean
1 CP(FJ6)(C8-1)a 6 6 4 3 5 24 1.79* 12 50
E.n(G)b 15 0 4 2 3 24 1.08* 09 41.7
CTLc 20 3 0 0 0 23f 0.13 0 0
2 CP(FJ6)(C8-1) + 2 6 6 5 5 24 2.17* 16 66.7
E.n(G) + 9 4 7 1 2 23f 1.22* 10 43.5
CP(FJ6) (C8-1) + E.n(G) + 2 5 6 9 2 24 2.21* 17 70.8
CTL + 19 5 0 0 0 24 0.21 0 0
  1. aCP(FJ6) (C8-1): Clostridium perfringens type G strain (FJ6)(C8-1)
  2. bE.n(G): Eimeria necatrix Guangdong strain
  3. cCTL: control group
  4. dDietary factor: maize-based diet containing 60% fishmeal (1:1)
  5. eNE case is defined by lesion score reaching 2 or above
  6. f01 chicks died as early mortality in the group CTL and Eimeria, dissimilar letters indicate a significant difference compared with CTL group at 95% confidence level (independent t-test)
  7. *Means highly significant (P < 0.01)