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Table 3 Complete blood count values in young weaned pigs fed a diet with or without β-mannanasea,b

From: Lipopolysaccharide immune stimulation but not β-mannanase supplementation affects maintenance energy requirements in young weaned pigs

Treatment Control dietc β-mannanase dietd Contrast P-value
Estimate SEM Estimate SEM
Cell type count, cells × 109/Le
 Total cells 468.6 34.9 432.4 23.8 0.405
 WBC 24.50 1.43 21.51 0.98 0.104
  Neut 6.47 0.94 6.83 0.64 0.758
  Bands 0.200 0.050 0.266 0.034 0.504
  Eos 0.202 0.099 0.300 0.068 0.599
  Baso 0.048 0.061 0.100 0.042 0.451
  Lymph 15.35 1.46 12.46 1.00 0.124
  Mono 0.727 0.181 0.709 0.123 0.934
 RBC 7.44 0.14 7.55 0.09 0.547
  1. aBlood was collected on d 8 of the experiment 6 h post-feeding, prior to the immune challenge beginning on d 10
  2. bn = 10 pigs per treatment
  3. cControl diet was a corn, soybean mean, and soy hulls based diet containing 1.33% β-mannans, and did not contain β-mannanase enzyme. Pigs on the control (CON) treatment were fed the control diet and estimates are representative of the CON treatment only
  4. dEnzyme diet was the control diet supplemented with 0.056% β-mannanase (Hemicell™ HT-D, Elanco Animal Health, Guelph, ON, Canada; endo-1,4-β-mannanase (160 × 106 units/kg) from Paenibacillus alvei). Pigs on the enzyme (ENZ) and immune system stimulation (ISS) treatments were fed the enzyme diet. Estimates are representative of the ENZ and ISS treatments prior to immune stimulation
  5. eBasophils (Baso); eosinophils (Eos); immature neutrophils (Bands); lymphocytes (Lymph); mature neutrophils (Neut); monocytes (Mono); white blood cells (WBC)