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Table 3 Effect of experimental diets on the percentage of particular types of leukocytes at d 42, (n = 6)d

From: Investigation of the immune effects of Scutellaria baicalensis on blood leukocytes and selected organs of the chicken’s lymphatic system

Parameter Dietary treatments SEM P-value r*
Control 0.5% 1.0% 1.5%
WBC, 103/μL 3.16a 3.07a 2.98b 2.34c 0.49 0.050 −0.884
Lymphocytes, % 63a 56.33b 53.33b 48.83bc 5.35 0.048 −0.989
Heterophils, % 30.5a 38b 39b 45.83b 6.12 0.032 0.930
Eosinophils, % 3.50a 2.33b 0.83c 1.83b 1.19 0.044 −0.757
Basophils, % 2.33 3.17 3.16 2.83 1.12 0.864 0.177
Monocytes, % 0.66 0.16 0.66 0.66 0.38 0.483 0.199
H/L ratio 0.51a 0.71b 0.73b 1.01b 0.19 0.043 0.959
  1. a,b,cMeans in the same row with different superscripts are significantly different (P < 0.05)
  2. dThe results are expressed as the mean for 6 birds and 2 repeats. Control = basal diet; 0.5% = basal diet + 0.5% of SBR, 1.0% = basal diet + 1.0% of SBR, 1.5% = basal diet + 1.5% of SBR
  3. *Pearson’s correlation coefficient