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Table 4 Effect of two doses of dietary menthol-rich PBLC on different haematological values in sheep

From: Effects of dietary menthol-rich bioactive lipid compounds on zootechnical traits, blood variables and gastrointestinal function in growing sheep

Attribute Treatmenta,b SEM Contrastc
Control PBLC-L PBLC-H   1 2 3
Leucocyte profile
 Total leucocytes, ×109/L 15.2 13.4 14.1 0.72 0.34 0.19 0.12
 Lymphocyte, ×109/L 12.0 10.9 12.0 0.060 0.95 0.16 0.41
 Lymphocyte, % 79.7 85.0** 83.0* 1.09 0.044 0.020 0.006
 Monocyte, ×109/L 0.074 0.068 0.072 0.0038 0.65 0.29 0.34
 Monocyte, % 0.48 0.51 0.51 0.026 0.38 0.78 0.39
 Neutrophil, ×109/L 2.96 2.26# 2.18* 0.277 0.055 0.34 0.031
 Neutrophil, % 19.8 14.4** 16.5* 1.08 0.042 0.019 0.005
Erythrocyte profile
 Total erythrocytes, × 106/L 15.0 14.6 14.7 0.46 0.66 0.65 0.54
 Haemoglobin, g/dL 12.5 12.2 12.5 0.38 0.94 0.53 0.70
 PCV, % 43.7 44.4 44.3 1.41 0.76 0.80 0.69
 MCV, fL 23.1 23.9 23.4 0.64 0.79 0.44 0.53
 MCH, pg 8.30 8.36 8.40 0.23 0.76 0.96 0.78
 MCHC, g/dL 35.8 35.2 36.0 0.70 0.89 0.42 0.70
 RDWc, % 28.4 28.3 28.8 0.70 0.67 0.72 0.85
 RDWs, fL 24.7 25.0 25.1 0.62 0.66 0.90 0.66
Platelet profile
 Platelets, ×106/L 368 372 389 61.3 0.81 0.93 0.87
 MPV, fL 5.15 5.08 5.14 0.11 0.94 0.62 0.75
 PCT, % 0.19 0.19 0.20 0.031 0.84 0.81 0.96
 PDWc, % 21.6 21.2 21.7 0.55 0.95 0.52 0.79
 PDWs, fL 3.84 3.70 3.80 0.16 0.87 0.55 0.66
  1. PCV packed cell volume, MCV mean corpuscular volume, MCH mean corpuscular haemoglobin, MCHC mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration, RDWc red cell distribution width (co-efficient of variations), RDWs red cell distribution width (standard deviation), MPV mean platelet volume, PCT plateletcrit, PDWc platelet distribution width (co-efficient of variations); and PDWs: platelet distribution width (standard deviation)
  2. aControl: without PBLC; PBLC-L: lower dose (133.3 mg/kg) of PBLC; and PBLC-H: higher dose (266.7 mg/kg) of PBLC
  3. bOne outlier for lymphocyte (%) < 70 in PBLC-L (n = 7) and neutrophil (%) > 29 in PBLC-L (n = 7) and leucocyte number > 22.9 × 109/L in PBLC-H (n = 7) was removed before analysis
  4. cContrast: 1 = linear effect; 2 = quadratic effect; and 3 = Control versus both PBLC groups
  5. #/*/**Mean values differ compared with the control at P < 0.10/0.05/0.01