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Table 9 Effect of n-3 PUFA enrichment on histopathological changes (lesion score) of bursa in IBD challenged broiler chickens.

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

Treatment Pre-challenge 7 days
post-challenge
14 days
post-challenge
T1 0.5 ± 0.2 2.0 ± 0.4 3.8 ± 0.2
T2 0.3 ± 0.2 3.2 ± 0.5 3.0 ± 0.7
T3 0.3 ± 0.2 3.0 ± 0.3 3.7 ± 0.2
T4 0.6 ± 0.2 2.2 ± 0.3 3.5 ± 0.3
  1. Dietary n-3 PUFA level of 0.5 (T1), 8.0 (T2), 11.5 (T3), 16.5% (T4).
  2. n = 8 birds/treatment.