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Table 3 Mean (±SD) hematocrit (Ht), total serum protein (TSP), and leukocyte count (WBC) in chickens

From: Selected prebiotics and synbiotics administered in ovo can modify innate immunity in chicken broilers

Groups Day 7 Day 21 Day 35
Ht [%] TSP [g/L] WBC [103/μL] Ht [%] TSP [g/L] WBC [103/μL] Ht [%] TSP [g/L] WBC [103/μL]
C 21.6 47.7 32.72 23a 51 28.40a 27.83a 52.3a 28.80
±1.52 ±3.8 ±4.53 ±4.98 ±3,6 ±5.8 ±1.1 ±4.4 ±8.32
Pre1 21.5 47 32.72a 27 54.3 13.33b 32.67b 62.3b 36.40
±2.07 ±3.5 ±4.53 ±2.0 ±8.1 ±4.84 ±2.73 ±3.9 ±9.94
Pre2 21 47 39.15b 24.33ac 53 14.67b 31 58.8 54.00
±1.26 ±3.7 ±8.27 ±2.07 ±3.3 ±4.13 ±1.26 ±2.4 ±8.72
Syn1 20.33 47.5 30.40 29.67b 56.5 14.67b 30 51.8a 52.00
±4.72 ±1.5 ±6.38 ±0.52 ±2.7 ±3.93 ±2.1 ±4.2 ±15.75
Syn2 20.33 44.8 23.59 28.5bc 52.8 17.60 31.33b 55.3a 44.00
±0.52 ±1.9 ±3.20 ±2.35 ±2.8 ±2.97 ±2.16 ±4.1 ±7.30
  1. C Control, Pre1 Prebiotic 1, Pre2 Prebiotic 2, Syn1 Synbiotic 1, Syn2 Synbiotic 2. Values within a column with no common lowercase superscripts differ significantly (P < 0.05)