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Table 2 Response of chicks to challenge with various C. perfringens strains or co-infecting with E. necatrix

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

C. perfringens strain Co-infectionc Dietary factord Birds with gross lesions/total birds (%) Birds with lesions in jejunum (%) Birds with lesions in duodenum (%)
CP(FJ6)a 10/12 (83.3%) 4/12 (33.3%) 10/12 (83.3%)
+ 11/12 (91.7%) 7/12 (58.3%) 11/12 (91.7%)
+ + 7/8 (87.5%) 6/8 (75%) 7/8 (87.5%)
CP(C8-1)b 8/12 (66.7%) 2/12 (16.7%) 8/12 (66.7%)
+ 11/12 (91.7%) 7/12 (58.3%) 11/12 (91.7%)
+ + 8/8 (100%) 2/8 (25%) 8/8 (100%)
  1. aCP(FJ6) and b(C8-1): C. perfringens type G strains
  2. cCo-infection: group co-infected with Eimeria necatrix Guangdong strain
  3. dDietary factor: maize-based diet containing 60% fishmeal (1:1)