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Table 3 Effect of dietary vitamin E and/or selenium supplementation on the feed intake (g) of broilers

From: The impact of vitamin E and/or selenium dietary supplementation on growth parameters and expression levels of the growth-related genes in broilers

Control Vit. E Se Vit. E + Se
1 week 119.44±3.93 b 127.09±1.21 ab 132.93±2.78 a 122.17±1.92 b
2 weeks 372.90±1.67a 365.13±2.57b 372.73±2.88a 354.00±1.87c
3 weeks 656.18±0.93a 619.51±1.14c 649.62±0.66b 614.97±2.22d
4 weeks 772.12±0.99 c 745.12±2.18 d 792.72±2.26b 802.45±2.75a
5 weeks 960.28±0.21a 912.07±1.04 c 876.20±2.25d 923.02±1.53b
Total feed intake (g) 2880.91 3.18 a 2768.93 1.94 c 2824.28 1.28 b 2816.60 3.80 b
  1. Values are means ± standard error. Mean values with different letters at the same row significantly at (P≤0.05). Vit. E= group supplemented with vitamin E; Se= group supplemented with selenium; Vit. E + Se=group supplemented with vitamin E and selenium