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Table 3 Effects of in ovo feeding of vitamin C on plasma and tissue vitamin C content of one-day-old broiler chicks (μg/mg prot)

From: Exploring the effectiveness of in ovo feeding of vitamin C based on the embryonic vitamin C synthesis and absorption in broiler chickens

Items Treatments SEM P-value
CON1 NS2 VC3
Plasma, μg/mL 18.50b 14.62b 26.68a 1.649 0.003
Brain 6.82b 7.94ab 10.81a 0.737 0.065
Kidney 3.24b 3.17b 4.45a 0.242 0.041
Liver 1.69b 1.60b 2.51a 0.137 0.004
Lung 0.42 0.35 0.32 0.040 0.622
Heart 0.39 0.20 0.33 0.037 0.107
Hatching muscle 0.71 0.89 0.84 0.125 0.855
  1. a, b Means within a row with different superscript letters are different at P < 0.05. 1 CON, non-injected control group; 2 NS, normal saline injected group; 3 VC, vitamin C injected group. n = 8