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Table 1 Comparison of groups: Oocyst excretion (autofluorescence, McMaster, oocysts per gram of faeces), diarrhoea (faecal scores 3 and 4) and body weight gain

From: Efficacy of injectable toltrazuril-iron combination product and oral toltrazuril against early experimental infection of suckling piglets with Cystoisospora suis

  Forceris® Baycox® Control
No. of piglets 13 13 11
No. of sampling days 179 180 154
Oocyst excretion
 No. of piglets positive in AF/MM (%) 0 (0.0) 0 (0) 11 (100)
 Mean excretion days/piglet AF (min-max) 0 0 7.1 (3–12)
 Mean excretion days/piglet MM (min-max) 0 0 6.1 (2–11)
 No. of excretion days AF (%) 0 (0) 0 (0) 79 (51.3)
 No. of excretion days MM (%) 0 (0) 0 (0) 67 (43.5)
 Mean area under the curve for OpG 0 0 17,162
Faecal consistency
 No. of piglets with diarrhoea (%) 1 (7.7) 0 (0) 11 (100)
 Mean diarrhoea days/piglet (min-max) 0.4 (0–5) 0 3.6 (1–6)
 No. of diarrhoea days (%) 5 (2.8) 0 (0.0) 40 (26.0)
 Mean area under the curve for FS 16.0 14.4 26.7
Body weight development
 Mean BWG (g) 1st-29th dol (%) 5701.7a (501.8) 5484.6 (497.1) 4894.5 (439.8)
 Mean daily BWG (g) 1st-29th dol 203.6 195.9 174.8
 Mean daily BWG (g) 8th-15th dol 212.3 206.7 63.9
  1. aFor one piglet, no values for BW22 and BW29 were available
  2. Abbreviations: AF, autofluorescence; MM, McMaster; OpG, oocysts per gram of faeces; FS, faecal score; BWG, body weight gain; dol, day of life