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Table 6 Effect of dietary sodium and sodium salts on body organ weights of broilers at the end of the experiment

From: Carcass and body organ characteristics of broilers supplemented with dietary sodium and sodium salts under a phase feeding system

Item Gizzard Kidney Spleen Bursa
  ————— % of dressed weight1) —————
Dietary Na (%)  
0.17 2.41 0.31 0.13 0.23
0.26 2.57 0.36 0.08 0.15
0.35 2.98 0.37 0.07 0.21
0.44 2.99 0.37 0.08 0.25
SEM 0.15 0.02 0.02 0.02
Salts  
NaHCO3 2.85 0.42 0.09 0.21
Na2SO4 2.62 0.28 0.09 0.22
SEM 0.10 0.02 0.01 0.01
Na × Salts  
0.17 × NaHCO3 2.72 0.42 0.11 0.16
0.26 × NaHCO3 2.65 0.47 0.10 0.18
0.35 × NaHCO3 2.98 0.41 0.08 0.22
0.44 × NaHCO3 3.05 0.39 0.07 0.26
0.17 × Na2SO4 2.11 0.21 0.15 0.29
0.26 × Na2SO4 2.48 0.24 0.61 0.13
0.35 × Na2SO4 2.98 0.33 0.06 0.20
0.44 × Na2SO4 2.93 0.35 0.08 0.24
SEM 0.21 0.04 0.02 0.02
ANOVA ———————— Probability ————————
Na 0.01 NS NS 0.001
NaL 0.002 NS 0.02 NS
NaQ NS NS NS 0.01
Salt NS ≤0.001 NS NS
Salt × Na NS 0.03 NS 0.001
  1. NS - Non-significant.
  2. 1)% of dressed weight (with organ weights).
  3. NaL and NaQ are linear and quadratic terms for Na, respectively.