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Table 7 Effects of ingested E+ or E- Achatherum inebrians on relative weight of organ of han sheep

From: Effects of feeding drunken horse grass infected with Epichloë gansuensis endophyte on animal performance, clinical symptoms and physiological parameters in sheep

Treatment Relative weight of organ
Heart Brain Liver Spleen Lung Kidney Uterus
E + 0.366 ± 0.314 0.405 ± 0.347a 1.124 ± 0.963a 0.092 ± 0.079 1.138 ± 0.977a 0.228 ± 0.195a 0.036 ± 0.033b
E - 0.220 ± 0.310 0.251 ± 0.352b 0.633 ± 0.887b 0.068 ± 0.096 0.672 ± 0.942b 0.125 ± 0.175b 0.080 ± 0.112a
Control 0.197 ± 0.276 0.209 ± 0.293b 0.603 ± 0.845b 0.068 ± 0.095 0.618 ± 0.865b 0.121 ± 0.169b 0.085 ± 0.120a
  1. E+ = drunken horse grass, Epichloë endophyte-infected; E- = drunken horse grass, endophyte-free
  2. a-bMeans within a column between three treatments not bearing a common superscript letter differ (P ≤ 0.05)