Table 8

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

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 ± 0.003b

0.08 ± 0.008

0.18 ± 0.005

0.11 ± 0.009

0.04 ± 0.004

T2

0.10 ± 0.010

0.09 ± 0.009ab

0.08 ± 0.010

0.23 ± 0.007

0.10 ± 0.010

0.05 ± 0.005

T3

0.11 ± 0.008

0.09 ± 0.008ab

0.09 ± 0.011

0.22 ± 0.02

0.11 ± 0.010

0.05 ± 0.002

T4

0.09 ± 0.009

0.12 ± 0.008a

0.09 ± 0.010

0.22 ± 0.02

0.10 ± 0.009

0.04 ± 0.004


Dietary n-3 PUFA level of 0.5 (T1), 8.0 (T2), 11.5 (T3), 16.5% (T4). n = 8 birds/treatment.

a-b Means within a column with different letters differ significantly (P < 0.05).

Maroufyan et al. Lipids in Health and Disease 2012 11:15   doi:10.1186/1476-511X-11-15

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