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Table 3 Serum electrolyte of the broilers fed diets with different levels of MSG

From: Serum electrolyte balance and antioxidant status of broiler chickens fed diets containing varied levels of monosodium glutamate (MSG)

ParametersA (0.00)B (0.25)C (0.50)D (0.75)E (1.00)F (1.25)P value
Na+ (mEq/L)136.24 ± 0.33bc135.99 ± 0.30bc137.95 ± 0.30b138.00 ± 0.62b149.16 ± 0.33a149.99 ± 0.58a< 0.0001*
K+ (mEq/L)3.51 ± 0.06c3.75.01bc3.70 ± 0.04bc4.00 ± 0.03b5.57 ± 0.02ab5.90 ± 0.02a< 0.0001*
Cl (mEq/L)105.03 ± 0.28a103.00 ± 0.19ab98.00 ± 0.29ab93.13 ± 0.18c86.00 ± 0.29cd80.97 ± 0.30d0.0346*
  1. Values are means ± SEM, means in a row without common superscripts are significantly (P < 0.05) different. Level of significance = ns (not significant) = P > 0.05; *P < 0.05, sodium (Na+); potassium (K+); chloride (Cl), MSG levels in g/kg diet