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Table 4 Influence of dietary treatments on plasma fatty acid composition at 28 days of age in broiler chickens (%).

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

  Treatments
Fatty acids T1 T2 T3 T4
14:0 0.46 ± 0.03b 0.49 ± 0.01b 0.67 ± 0.1a 0.84 ± 0.1a
15:0 1.17 ± 0.2 1.37 ± 0.1 1.01 ± 0.2 1.23 ± 0.2
16:0 21.41 ± 0.5b 20.84 ± 0.8b 22.37 ± 0.6ab 23.99 ± 0.4a
16:1 1.66 ± 0.7 0.61 ± 0.1 1.02 ± 0.1 1.14 ± 0.1
17:0 0.82 ± 0.2 0.95 ± 0.2 0.97 ± 0.2 0.84 ± 0.1
18:0 12.78 ± 0.2 14.09 ± 0.5 12.71 ± 0.3 13.10 ± 0.6
18:1 n-9 29.15 ± 1.5a 15.36 ± 1.3b 15.53 ± 0.7b 14.67 ± 0.9b
18:2 n-6 24.70 ± 0.7b 30.06 ± 0.9a 26.41 ± 1.3a 21.19 ± 1.2c
18:3 n-3 0.64 ± 0.04 0.48 ± 0.03 0.65 ± 0.1 0.69 ± 0.1
20:4 n-6 4.12 ± 0.9ab 4.61 ± 0.5a 3.57 ± 0.3ab 2.95 ± 0.3b
20:5 n-3 - 1.71 ± 0.1c 3.21 ± 0.2b 3.95 ± 0.2a
22:6 n-3 - 6.92 ± 0.1c 9.33 ± 0.4b 12.52 ± 0.6a
SFA 38.68 ± 0.7b 39.26 ± 0.5ab 39.10 ± 0.7b 41.69 ± 0.5a
UFA 61.32 ± 0.7a 60.74 ± 0.5a 60.90 ± 0.7a 58.31 ± 0.5b
MUFA 31.86 ± 2.2a 16.95 ± 1.3b 17.72 ± 0.8b 17.01 ± 1.0b
PUFA n-3 0.64 ± 0.04d 9.12 ± 0.2c 13.20 ± 0.5b 17.16 ± 0.8a
PUFA n-6 28.82 ± 1.6b 34.67 ± 1.4a 29.98 ± 1.2b 24.14 ± 1.3b
UFA: SFA 1.59 ± 0.1 1.55 ± 0.03 1.56 ± 0.05 1.40 ± 0.03
PUFA: SFA 0.76 ± 0.03b 1.12 ± 0.1a 1.11 ± 0.04a 0.99 ± 0.04a
n-6: n-3 45.26 ± 1.9a 3.80 ± 0.1b 2.29 ± 0.2c 1.43 ± 0.1d
  1. Dietary n-3 PUFA level of 0.5 (T1), 8.0 (T2), 11.5 (T3), 16.5% (T4). n = 8 birds/treatment.
  2. a-d Means with different superscripts within a row differ significantly (P < 0.05).