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Table 2 Effects of folic acid injected at E11 on organ index and birth weight of broilers

From: Effect of in ovo folic acid injection on hepatic IGF2 expression and embryo growth of broilers

Item Folic acid, μg SEM P-value
0 50 100 150
1BW, g 43.00bc 42.25c 44.00b 45.67a 0.432 0.005
2Spleen index, 10−2 0.036 0.029 0.033 0.045 0.002 0.065
Heart index, 10−2 0.603 0.485 0.633 0.693 0.030 0.054
Liver index, 10−2 1.63b 1.33b 1.58b 2.21a 0.103 0.001
Bursa index, 10−2 0.082b 0.063c 0.073bc 0.100a 0.005 0.004
  1. 1BW = birth weight of new-hatched broilers; Organ index = organ weight (g)/birth weight (g)
  2. 2In the same line, values with different small letter superscripts mean significant difference (P < 0.05)