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Table 3 Effects of pawpaw leaf and seed meal composite mix (PCM) supplementation on hematological indices of broiler chickens

From: Effect of pawpaw leaf and seed meal composite mix dietary supplementation on haematological indices, carcass traits and histological studies of broiler chicken

  D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 SEM P value
White blood cells (× 109/l) 3.15abc 4.05a 3.45ab 2.26c 2.90bc 4.10a 0.18 0.01
Red blood cells (× 106/l) 2.50 2.50 2.25 2.45 2.40 2.25 0.04 0.12
Hemoglobin conc. (g/dl) 9.15ab 9.80a 8.95b 9.50ab 9.90a 8.10c 1.67 0.01
Packed cell volume (%) 27.50ab 29.51a 27.00b 28.52ab 29.75a 24.53c 0.49 0.01
Mean cell volume (fl) 110.05 118.25 120.80 117.10 124.00 109.05 2.13 0.28
Mean cell hemoglobin (pg) 33.25 33.20 33.06 33.15 33.25 33.05 0.02 0.07
Mean cell hemoglobin conc. (g/dl) 36.65 39.25 40.01 39.05 41.25 36.00 0.71 0.27
  1. Means within a row with different letters are significantly different (P < 0.05)
  2. D1: 0 % PCM (control); D2: 0.2 % PCM, D3: 0.4 % PCM; D4: 0.6 % PCM, D5: 0.8 % PCM; D6: 1.0 % PCM
  3. SEM standard error of means