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Table 6 Effects of processed cocoa pod meal (PCHM) on erythrogram

From: Processed cocoa pod husk dietary inclusion: effects on the performance, carcass, haematogram, biochemical indices, antioxidant enzyme and histology of the liver and kidney in broiler chicken

  D1, control D2, 4% PCHM D3, 8% of PCHM SEM P value
Haematological indices
 Packed cell volume (%) 29.50 32.00 32.25 1.14 0.62
 Haemoglobin concentration (g/l) 9.80 10.50 10.70 0.37 0.64
 Red blood cells (× 106/l) 1.35 1.55 1.35 0.05 0.32
Serum biochemical indices
 Total protein (mg/dl) 7.50 7.20 7.05 0.21 0.73
 Cholesterol (mmol/l) 3.05 3.20 3.00 0.08 0.64
 Alanine amino transferase (U/I) 53.50 57.90 60.25 2.12 0.48
 Aspartate amino transferase (U/I) 185.20 196.65 190.80 5.15 0.72
Serum antioxidant enzyme
 Glutathione (Mmol/GSSG/min) 10.31b 13.53a 14.07a 0.59 0.01
 Catalase (ku/ml) 13.88b 13.06b 15.82a 0.31 0.01
  1. Means within a row with different letters are significantly different (P < 0.05)
  2. SEM standard error of mean