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Table 4 Effects of the dietary essential oil preparation on the serum antioxidant and immunity markers in coccidiosis vaccine-challenged broiler chickens1

From: Role of oregano and Citrus species-based essential oil preparation for the control of coccidiosis in broiler chickens

Item Treatment2 SEM P-value
CON INFECT SAL EO
d 20
 SOD activity, % 96.2 94.3 96.4 95.0 0.540 0.059
 Glutathione, μmol/L 139.0 136.3 135.3 138.3 1.384 0.241
 α1-AGP, μg/mL 211.8b 551.1ab 392.7b 760.8a 101.09 0.026
 Nitric oxide, μmol/L 19.8 21.1 17.2 19.7 1.245 0.254
  1. 1Values represent the mean of 7 replicates per treatment (n = 7/treatment)
  2. 2CON Non-challenged naïve control, INFECT Challenged control, SAL Challenged/salinomycin-added diet, EO Challenged/essential oil-added diet, SOD Superoxide dismutase, α1-AGP Alpha-1-acid glycoprotein, SEM Standard error of the means
  3. a-bMeans with different superscripted letters differ significantly (P < 0.05)