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Table 4 Effects of silver nanoparticles (AgNP) on cumulative body and relative organ weight gain (g/kg) in C. jejuni infected broiler chickens

From: Influence of silver nanoparticles on growth and health of broiler chickens after infection with Campylobacter jejuni

Parameters (g/bird) Mean Pooled Treatment*Age
Control AgNP SE p-value
AWG
 Age 15 380a 318b   
 Age 22 788a 722b   
 Age 30 1424a 1346b 0.305 0.013
Heart
 Age 15 0.71 0.70   
 Age 22 0.62 0.66   
 Age 30 0.47 0.50 9.17 0.340
Bursa
 Age 15 0.25 a 0.20b   
 Age 22 0.21 0.22   
 Age 30 0.20 0.20 5.08 0.003
Spleen
 Age 15 0.09 0.11   
 Age 22 0.07 0.07   
 Age 30 0.07a 0.05b 2.31 <0.001
Liver
 Age 15 2.71 2.82   
 Age 22 2.52 2.56   
 Age 30 2.01 2.00 0.003 0.657
Abnormalities At age 30, big gall bladder was found from 2 out of 15 birds in AgNP group
  1. *Indicates interaction
  2. a, b values within rows with different superscripts are significantly different at p <0.05. SE – pooled standard error, AWG – average body weight gain. The relative organ weights (weight of organ/100 g live body weight). Values are mean of 6 isolators each with 15 birds