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Table 2 Effect of Salmonella Typhimurium infection on haematological parameters at different days post infection (dpi)

From: Expression kinetics of natural resistance associated macrophage protein (NRAMP) genes in Salmonella Typhimurium-infected chicken

Parameter Group (Control (N = 6) (Infected (N = 6) 0 (dpi) 1 (dpi) 3 (dpi) 5 (dpi) 7 (dpi) 9 (dpi) 11 (dpi) 13 (dpi) 15 (dpi)
RBC (106/μl) Control 1.745a ± 0.024 1.860a ± 0.021 1.941a ± 0.025 2.031a ± 0.024 2.045a ± 0.038 2.108a ± 0.023 2.155a ± 0.032 2.228a ± 0.032 2.265a ± 0.021
Infected 1.723a ± 0.008 1.700b ± 0.020 1.671b ± 0.014 1.655b ± 0.024 1.623b ± 0.100 1.585b ± 0.009 1.615b ± 0.023 1.633b ± 0.013 1.658b ± 0.027
Haemoglobin (g/dl) Control 10.018a ± 0.226 10.621a ± 0.118 11.04a ± 0.13 11.790a ± 0.147 12.011a ± 0.126 12.343a ± 0.059 12.516a ± 0.060 12.553a ± 0.104 12.800a ± 0.064
Infected 10.001a ± 0.211 9.368b ± 0.078 9.041b ± 0.074 8.880b ± 0.105 8.806b ± 0.074 8.675b ± 0.070 8.791b ± 0.023 8.830b ± 0.038 8.963b ± 0.063
PCV (%) Control 26.656a ± 0.055 26.855a ± 0.076 27.29a ± 0.070 27.590a ± 0.123 27.805a ± 0.143 28.080a ± 0.061 28.258a ± 0.057 28.628a ± 0.109 28.990a ± 0.170
Infected 26.605a ± 0.042 26.263b ± 0.053 25.91b ± 0.113 25.743b ± 0.079 25.470b ± 0.057 25.141b ± 0.080 25.365b ± 0.059 25.408b ± 0.048 25.446b ± 0.063
WBC (103/μl) Control 20.125a ± 0.390 20.828a ± 0.385 21.48a ± 0.325 21.675a ± 0.276 21.730a ± 0.599 22.038a ± 0.720 22.396a ± 0.324 23.010a ± 0.474 23.160a ± 0.426
Infected 20.303a ± 0.248 27.085b ± 0.300 32.76b ± 0.399 38.368b ± 0.431 36.160b ± 0.318 34.060b ± 0.320 32.556b ± 0.486 27.980b ± 0.444 25.046b ± 0.416
Heterophils (103/μl) Control 10.545a ± 0.079 10.46a ± 0.077 10.35a ± 0.065 10.293a ± 0.059 10.183a ± .037 10.030a ± 0.047 9.676a ± 0.100 9.393a ± 0.064 9.180a ± 0.036
Infected 10.531a ± 0.079 15.055b ± 0.100 21.32b ± 0.038 26.146b ± 0.018 23.205b ± 0.017 20.465b ± 0.032 18.140b ± 0.033 17.185b ± 0.027 15.963b ± 0.161
Lymphocytes (103/μl) Control 6.888a ± 0.010 7.170a ± 0.020 7.330a ± 0.012 7.518a ± 0.009 7.796a ± 0.014 8.170a ± 0.017 8.340a ± 0.020 8.513a ± 0.014 8.930a ± 0.050
Infected 6.873a ± 0.026 6.583b ± 0.208 5.755b ± 0.318 4.970b ± 0.110 8.453b ± 0.178 10.773b ± 0.279 12.833b ± 0.335 15.188b ± 0.362 17.115b ± 0.471
  1. Values are presented as mean ± SE
  2. Values having different superscript (a and b) differ significantly (P < 0.05)
  3. Number of birds from each group that were evaluated at each time point (dpi) was 6, each sample was run in duplicates. Statistical analysis was done using unpaired Student′s t-test and by one way ANOVA followed by Fisher′s LSD test