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Table 4 Effect of defatted diatom microalgal biomass on plasma biochemical indices of hens at the 8 th wk

From: Effect of dietary defatted diatom biomass on egg production and quality of laying hens

Item Control 7.5% Algae 7.5% Algae 15% Algae
-SBM -SBM/Corn -SBM/Corn
AKP, U/mL 111.5 ± 29.0 146.4 ± 34.1 155.4 ± 44.2 133.8 ± 31.1
ALT, U/L 24.1 ± 6.5 24.3 ± 9.1 33.5 ± 15.8 29.5 ± 7.4
Cholesterol, mg/dL 117.5 ± 8.5 117.4 ± 12.3 112.6 ± 22.5 106.0 ± 15.6
Glucose, mg/dL 204.9 ± 4.6 210.7 ± 13.4 209.1 ± 9.4 198.6 ± 7.0
Uric acid, mg/dL 10.7 ± 1.9a 10.2 ± 2.7ab 8.6 ± 2.4ab 7.6 ± 1.3b
  1. a,bMeans in the same row without a letter in common are different (P < 0.05).