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Table 4 Morphometry of lymphoid organs of broilers fed with diets containing different amounts of SBR, (n = 6)c

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*
C 0.5% 1.0% 1.5%
Liver RW, mg/100 g BW 1.97 2.09 2.06 1.78 0.12 0.087 −0.25
Bursa of Fabricius RW, mg/100 g BW 282.70a 284.46a 232.60b 215.72b 38.28 0.050 −0.95
Spleen RW, mg/100 g BW 169.63a 145.50b 136.90b 141.82b 25.73 0.043 −0.79
  1. a,bMeans in the same row with different superscripts are significantly different (P < 0.05)
  2. cThe 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