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Table 3 Body weight, liver weight, liver index and laying rate

From: Dietary betaine activates hepatic VTGII expression in laying hens associated with hypomethylation of GR gene promoter and enhanced GR expression

Parameters CON (n = 11) BET (n = 11) P value
Body weight, kg 1.39 ± 0.01 1.40 ± 0.01 0.60
Liver weight, g 25.7 ± 0.9 29.5 ± 1.0 0.02
Liver index, % 1. 9 ± 0.1 2.1 ± 0.1 0.02
Average daily laying rate, %a 80.2 ± 1.1 84.5 ± 0.1 0.03
Egg weight, ga 43.1 ± 0.4 42.0 ± 0.4 0.31
  1. Values are means ± SEM
  2. aEgg laying rate and Egg weight were calculated from the egg laid by 60 chickens in each group