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Table 2 Statistical evaluation: P-values are given for different parameters (Kruskal–Wallis test and Mann–Whitney U-test when P < α; α = 0.05). Degrees of freedom df = 2 for all parameters

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

Parameter Forceris® vs control Baycox® vs control Forceris® vs Baycox® χ 2
Oocyst excretion
 Number of days with AF detectable excretion < 0.0001 < 0.0001 > 0.9999 34.6
 Number of days with MM countable excretion < 0.0001 < 0.0001 > 0.9999 34.6
 AF detectable excretion present or not < 0.0001 < 0.0001 > 0.9999 36.0
 MM countable excretion present or not < 0.0001 < 0.0001 > 0.9999 36.0
 Area under the curve for oocysts per gram of faeces < 0.0001 < 0.0001 > 0.9999 185.7
Faecal consistency
 Area under the curve for FS < 0.0001 < 0.0001 0.3810 20.7
 Number of days with diarrhoea < 0.0001 < 0.0001 > 0.9999 29.3
 Diarrhoea present or not < 0.0001 < 0.0001 > 0.9999 31.9
Body weight development
 Body weights 1st dol Kruskal–Wallis test: α = 0.8795 0.257
 Body weights 8th dol Kruskal–Wallis test: α = 0.1554 3.723
 Body weights 15th dol 0.0069 0.0041 0.9703 9.659
 Body weights 22nd dol Kruskal–Wallis test: α = 0.1440 4.518
 Body weights 29th dol Kruskal–Wallis test: α = 0.3730 1.972
 Daily body weight gain 8th–29th dol Kruskal–Wallis test: α = 0.2891 2.482
 Daily body weight gain 8th–15th dol < 0.0001 < 0.0001 0.9999 18.56