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Table 5 Effect of supplementation of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) and vitamin E (Vit E) on selected blood cell numbers (n = 8) measured on d 10 after weaning after experimental infection with an enterotoxigenic strain of E. coli

From: Acetylsalicylic acid supplementation improves protein utilization efficiency while vitamin E supplementation reduces markers of the inflammatory response in weaned pigs challenged with enterotoxigenic E. coli

Items ASA (A), ppm   Vit E (E), IU   P=
  0 125 SEM 50 100 200 SEM A E A × E
RBC, × 1012/L 6.4 6.5 0.07 6.5 6.5 6.3 0.07 0.826 0.374 0.902
CHCM, g/L 270 274 1.7 271 271 274 1.7 0.077 0.428 0.203
Platelet, × 109/L 501 527 24.5 498 543 502 24.7 0.575 0.675 0.058
WBC, × 109/L 17.6 19.2 1.00 16.7 22.3 16.2 0.93 0.407 0.017 0.938
Neutrophil, %a 48.9 49.7 1.63 46.8 54.2 46.9 1.57 0.769 0.078 0.576
Lymphocyte, %a 44.9 44.4 1.60 47.1 40.0 46.8 1.54 0.856 0.093 0.675
  1. RBC red blood cell, CHCM mean red blood cell hemoglobin content, WBC white blood cell
  2. aExpressed as a percentage of total white blood cell count