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Table 5 Effects of ORI on phagocytic rate and phagocytic index of neutrophil of broiler chickens

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
Phagocytic rate (%)
14 d 16.56b 21.18a 21.65a 24.61a 0.92 0.042
28 d 25.12b 34.47a 36.27a 39.12a 1.21 0.038
42 d 25.47b 38.37a 40.28a 41.67a 1.82 0.026
Phagocytic index
14 d 1.38 1.40 1.39 1.42 0.17 0.524
28 d 1.64 1.97 2.04 2.17 0.21 0.178
42 d 1.79b 2.67a 2.85a 2.95a 0.79 0.037
  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