TABLE 3

Effect of competitive exclusion on rate of ESBL-producing E. coli transmission in broilers

Groupaβb (day−1)95% CIc
Control4.53–∞
I and S0.669*0.334–1.18
I0.331*0.151–0.617
S4.682.09–9.95
  • a Group indicates whether Aviguard was administered to I and/or S chicks. Control groups were not treated with Aviguard.

  • b β, transmission rate parameter; *, β was significantly different between the treatment and control groups (P < 0.001).

  • c CI, confidence interval.