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Table 7 Effect of n-3 PUFA enrichment on performance and mortality of IBD challenged broiler chickens.

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

  1-21 days 1-42 days  
Treatments Body weight (g) Feed intake (g/bird) FCR Body weight (g) Feed intake (g/bird) FCR Mortality (%)
T1 798 ± 10 1397 ± 25 1.75 ± 0.02 2215 ± 30ab 4740 ± 87 2.05 ± 0.03a 7 ± 2
T2 788 ± 11 1366 ± 33 1.75 ± 0.03 2276 ± 28a 4568 ± 74 1.94 ± 0.03b 7 ± 2
T3 801 ± 10 1335 ± 9 1.72 ± 0.03 2251 ± 28a 4689 ± 66 1.97 ± 0.03ab 7 ± 2
T4 783 ± 9 1403 ± 16 1.78 ± 0.03 2147 ± 29b 4570 ± 40 2.05 ± 0.03a 8 ± 2
  1. Dietary n-3 PUFA level of 0.5 (T1), 8.0 (T2), 11.5 (T3), 16.5% (T4). n = 75 birds/treatment.
  2. a-b Means within a column with different letters differ significantly (P < 0.05).