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Table 6 Influence of dietary treatments on breast muscle fatty acid composition at 42 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 0.66 ± 0.04c 0.79 ± 0.03bc 0.90 ± 0.05ab 1.07 ± 0.06a
15:0 0.45 ± 0.08 0.42 ± 0.04 0.53 ± 0.09 0.56 ± 0.06
16:0 23.50 ± 0.51 21.82 ± 0.46 22.03 ± 0.35 21.64 ± 1.48
16:1 2.81 ± 0.45a 1.29 ± 0.14c 1.63 ± 0.26bc 2.51 ± 0.28ab
17:0 0.37 ± 0.03 0.60 ± 0.10 0.66 ± 0.07 0.71 ± 0.10
18:0 10.01 ± 0.51 11.81 ± 0.36 11.71 ± 0.68 11.92 ± 0.89
18:1 n-9 35.11 ± 1.00a 21.26 ± 0.78b 20.96 ± 1.39b 19.53 ± 1.57b
18:2 n-6 16.47 ± 0.41b 20.57 ± 0.90a 16.24 ± 1.06b 14.77 ± 1.49b
18:3 n-3 0.45 ± 0.03 0.42 ± 0.03 0.42 ± 0.08 0.59 ± 0.08
20:4 n-6 5.67 ± 0.70ab 6.17 ± 0.41a 5.11 ± 0.77ab 3.95 ± 0.61b
20:5 n-3 - 1.20 ± 0.16b 2.24 ± 0.37a 2.83 ± 0.14a
22:6 n-3 - 8.26 ± 0.74b 13.13 ± 0.82a 14.84 ± 1.18a
SFA 35.99 ± 0.52 37.04 ± 0.90 37.27 ± 1.01 37.32 ± 1.10
UFA 64.01 ± 0.52 62.96 ± 0.90 62.73 ± 1.01 62.68 ± 1.10
MUFA 39.80 ± 1.23a 24.91 ± 0.73b 24.66 ± 1.51b 24.04 ± 1.39b
PUFA n-3 0.45 ± 0.03c 9.88 ± 0.82b 15.79 ± 0.96a 18.26 ± 1.19a
PUFA n-6 23.76 ± 0.96b 28.17 ± 0.81a 22.28 ± 0.86b 20.38 ± 1.67b
UFA: SFA 1.78 ± 0.04 1.71 ± 0.07 1.69 ± 0.08 1.69 ± 0.08
PUFA: SFA 0.67 ± 0.02b 1.03 ± 0.05a 1.02 ± 0.03a 1.05 ± 0.09a
n-6: n-3 54.29 ± 4.79a 2.96 ± 0.29b 1.45 ± 0.15c 1.14 ± 0.12c
  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).