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Table 3 Effects of different ratios of N-3/N-6 PUFAs on the testes index

From: Effects of dietary omega-3/omega-6 fatty acid ratios on reproduction in the young breeder rooster

Time Treatment Body weight(kg) Left testis weight(g) Right testis weight(g) Testis weight(g) Testis index
21d 1 1.2157 ± 0.0779a 0.2463 ± 0.0289 0.2610 ± 0.0291 0.5740 ± 0.1245 0.4185 ± 0.0432
2 1.3115 ± 0.0542a 0.2883 ± 0.0339 0.3030 ± 0.0325 0.4580 ± 0.1344 0.4483 ± 0.0315
3 1.4752 ± 0.0139b 0.3117 ± 0.0314 0.3223 ± 0.0364 0.6307 ± 0.0707 0.4304 ± 0.0483
4 1.3922 ± 0.0161b 0.3683 ± 0.0352 0.3807 ± 0.0349 0.9063 ± 0.1492 0.5382 ± 0.0508
5 1.3055 ± 0.0610a 0.3637 ± 0.0562 0.3807 ± 0.0544 0.7443 ± 0.1107 0.5648 ± 0.0622
35d 1 1.5703 ± 0.0504 0.8743 ± 0.0239 0.8904 ± 0.0211 1.7647 ± 0.0451 1.1276 ± 0.0610
2 1.5948 ± 0.0431 0.8890 ± 0.0191 0.9103 ± 0.0136 1.7993 ± 0.0321 1.1294 ± 0.0298
3 1.5680 ± 0.0264 0.8882 ± 0.0078 0.9025 ± 0.0134 1.7907 ± 0.0208 1.1428 ± 0.02678
4 1.6027 ± 0.0440 0.9050 ± 0.0128 0.9317 ± 0.0093 1.8367 ± 0.0218 1.14789 ± 0.0371
5 1.5797 ± 0.0170 0.8923 ± 0.0482 0.9167 ± 0.0673 1.8090 ± 0.0113 1.1423 ± 0.0058
  1. Testis index = testis weight (g)/body weight (kg).
  2. In the same column, values with different small letter superscripts mean significant difference (P < 0.05).