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Table 1 Observed association between daily gain, faecal dry matter, Lawsonia intracellularis and porcine circovirus

From: Association between average daily gain, faecal dry matter content and concentration of Lawsonia intracellularis in faeces

Observation day     Lawsonia intracellularis (log10 bacteria/g faeces) Porcine circo virus type 2 (log10 copies/g faeces)
(ADG interval) DM% No pigs ADG (sd)b Positive (%)c Mediand Positive (%)c Mediand
7 (day 1–7) < 11.3 5 0.043 (0.385) 100 7.0 0 -
  11.3-18 36 0.456 (0.179) 89 5.4 31 6.0
  >18 106 0.538 (0.174) 90 5.5 17 6.9
13 (day 7–13) < 11.3 9 0.144 (0.277) 100 6.3 33 6.1
  11.3-18 21 0.509 (0.183) 90 5.5 52 5.8
  >18 115 0.644 (0.195) 87 5.5 29 6.7
19 (day 13–19) < 11.3 8 0.260 (0.322) 100 7.1 25 5.6
  11.3-18 27 0.698 (0.305) 89 6.9 33 5.5
  >18 101 0.803 (0.198) 77 5.7 37 6.0
  1. a The three DM% categories corresponds to watery (<11.3%), loose (11.3-18%) and normal (>18%) faecal consistency (Pedersen et al., 2011).
  2. b Average daily gain in kg/day (sd = standard deviation).
  3. c Detected by qPCR.
  4. d Only positive samples.