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Table 5 Mineral contents in ileal and cecal digesta at day 34 of the birds fed with the experimental diets (hydroxychloride trace minerals, HTM and sulphate trace minerals, STM) in high and low dosages

From: Hydroxychloride trace minerals have a positive effect on growth performance, carcass quality and impact ileal and cecal microbiota in broiler chickens

  STM HTM P-value
  High Low High Low Source Level Source×Level
Ileum
 Cu 11.0 ± 0.97 10.4 ± 0.66 13.0 ± 0.99 12.8 ± 0.52 0.0040 0.5539 0.7942
 Zn 52.3 ± 5.60 24.2 ± 2.23 59.2 ± 6.67 26.8 ± 1.48 0.2020 < 0.0001 0.5616
Cecum
 Cu 89.9 ± 11.42 96.1 ± 10.34 89.2 ± 5.45 92.0 ± 15.59 0.8163 0.6569 0.8671
 Zn 175.7 ± 24.66ab 117.7 ± 14.16bc 224.8 ± 21.97a 102.4 ± 21.71c 0.2896 < 0.0001 0.0472
  1. a,b,c different superscripts inside of each row represent significant differences among treatments based on the source×level interaction effect (P < 0.05). P-values below 0.1 are bolded