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Table 8 Effect of n-3 PUFA enrichment on relative lymphoid organ weight in IBD challenged broiler chickens.

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

  Spleen Bursa of Fabricius
Treatment Pre-challenge 7 days
post-challenge
14 days
post-challenge
Pre-challenge 7 days
post-challenge
14 days
post-challenge
T1 0.10 ± 0.004 0.06 ± 0.003 b 0.08 ± 0.008 0.18 ± 0.005 0.11 ± 0.009 0.04 ± 0.004
T2 0.10 ± 0.010 0.09 ± 0.009 ab 0.08 ± 0.010 0.23 ± 0.007 0.10 ± 0.010 0.05 ± 0.005
T3 0.11 ± 0.008 0.09 ± 0.008 ab 0.09 ± 0.011 0.22 ± 0.02 0.11 ± 0.010 0.05 ± 0.002
T4 0.09 ± 0.009 0.12 ± 0.008 a 0.09 ± 0.010 0.22 ± 0.02 0.10 ± 0.009 0.04 ± 0.004
  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-b Means within a column with different letters differ significantly (P < 0.05).