Table 9

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

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


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

n = 8 birds/treatment.

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

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