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Table 4 Effect of dietary selenium sources and Vit E levels on antibody response in broiler chickens

From: Effects of vitamin E, inorganic selenium, bacterial organic selenium, and their combinations on immunity response in broiler chickens

Treatments DAY 21 DAY 42
IgA (g/L) IgG (g/L) IgM (g/L) IgA (g/L) IgG (g/L) IgM (g/L)
Vit E mg/kg
 0 1.135 4.239 0.837b 1.599 7.148 0.967
 100 1.169 4.234 1.003a 1.524 7.279 1.038
Se sources
 NS 1.053b 3.695 0.875 1.357b 6.556b 0.941
 SS 1.101b 4.439 0.966 1.645a 7.505a 1.040
 ADS18-Se 1.302a 4.577 0.917 1.482ab 7.577a 1.027
 SEM 0.039 0.179 0.032 0.074 0.181 0.020
p Values
 Vit 0.618 0.987 0.004 0.547 0.682 0.018
 Se 0.019 0.105 0.378 0.011 0.028 0.042
 Se*Vit 0.354 0.364 0.134 0.174 0.201 0.032
Vit E 0 NS 0.987 3.353 0.723 1.387 6.078 0.938b
SS 1.153 4.690 0.888 2.033 7.690 0.999a
ADS18-Se 1.263 4.675 0.899 1.378 7.676 1.036a
Vit E 100 NS 1.118 4.035 1.028 1.328 7.036 0.943b
SS 1.048 4.187 1.045 1.659 7.321 0.940b
ADS18-Se 1.342 4.479 0.936 1.588 7.479 1.017a
SEM 0.039 0.179 0.031 0.073 0.180 0.020
  1. a-bmeans with different superscripts within a column-subgroup are significantly different (P < 0.05)
  2. a-bmeans with different superscripts within a column of significant interaction are significantly different (P < 0.05)
  3. NS no Se supplement, SS sodium selenite, ADS18-Se bacterial organic Se
  4. Experimental unit, (n = 12)