Table 2

Net propionic acid and total short chain fatty acid (SCFA) production during antibiotic treatment after incubation of faecal homogenate for 24 hours with potato starch

MetronidazoleErythromycinVancomycin
Propionate Total SCFA Propionate Total SCFAPropionate Total SCFA
Day 09.439.32.927.34.226.1
Day 15.435.20.018.51.819.1
Day 8−1.319.00.09.610.027.5
Day 212.224.35.920.74.122.7
  • Propionic acid and SCFA production were measured in mmol/litre incubation mixture/day.