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Table 10 Effects of n-3 PUFA enrichment on serum IL-2 and INF-γ concentrations in IBD challenged broiler chickens.

From: Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids enrichment alters performance and immune response in infectious bursal disease challenged broilers

  IL-2
(ng/ml)
INF-γ
(ng/ml)
Treatment Pre-challenge 2 days
post-challenge
7 days
post-challenge
Pre-challenge 2 days
post-challenge
7 days
post-challenge
T1 7.9 ± 1.0a 7.2 ± 0.7b 5.8 ± 1.7 5.7 ± 1.0a 7.9 ± 1.3 5.3 ± 1.9
T2 2.9 ± 0.7b 5.1 ± 1.5b 6.8 ± 1.0 2.1 ± 0.7b 6.9 ± 0.9 5.7 ± 1.1
T3 6.5 ± 1.2a 6.3 ± 0.6b 4.5 ± 1.3 3.6 ± 0.7ab 7.4 ± 2.0 4.4 ± 1.6
T4 8.4 ± 0.9a 10.6 ± 1.0a 5.3 ± 0.6 6.2 ± 0.9a 7.7 ± 1.9 5.8 ± 1.9
  1. Dietary n-3 PUFA level of 0.5 (T1), 8.0 (T2), 11.5 (T3), 16.5% (T4). n = 5 birds/treatment.
  2. a-b Means within a column with different letters differ significantly (P < 0.05).