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Table 3 Effects of ORI on weight of internal organs of broiler chickens (g/100 g body weight of bird)

From: Effects of dietary supplementation with oridonin on the growth performance, relative organ weight, lymphocyte proliferation, and cytokine concentration in broiler chickens

Items Diet Treatments1 SEM2 P-Value
CON O1 O2 O3
14 d
 Liver 2.73 2.76 2.74 2.79 0.24 0.333
 Spleen 0.08b 0.13a 0.15a 0.14a 0.02 0.123
 Pancreas 0.42 0.40 0.38 0.39 0.67 0.231
 Gizzard 2.15 2.25 2.34 2.38 0.23 0.164
 Bursa 0.12b 0.16a 0.17a 0.17a 0.01 0.109
28 d
 Liver 2.87 2.95 3.02 3.08 0.24 0.233
 Spleen 0.10b 0.17a 0.17a 0.18a 0.01 0.03
 Pancreas 0.37 0.37 0.36 0.35 0.04 0.671
 Gizzard 1.67 1.92 1.73 1.78 0.23 0.254
 Bursa 0.14b 0.18a 0.19a 0.20a 0.01 0.214
42 d
 Liver 3.50 3.46 3.35 2.84 0.21 0.27
 Spleen 0.12b 0.21a 0.22a 0.23a 0.01 0.03
 Pancreas 0.29 0.28 0.26 0.27 0.03 0.150
 Gizzard 1.05 1.25 1.20 1.21 0.21 0.124
 Bursa 0.16b 0.20b 0.20b 0.21a 0.13 0.104
  1. 1Control = basal diet; O1, O2, and O3 groups = basal diet with 50, 80, and 100 mg/kg ORI, respectively
  2. 2Standard error of the mean based on pooled estimate of variation
  3. a-bMeans within the same row that do not share a common superscript are significantly different (P < 0.05); n = 8