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Table 1 Hematological traits of weanling pigs fed diets with vegetable oil or long-chain omega -3 fatty acids a

From: Effects of dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on growth and immune response of weanling pigs

Trait Experimental dietsb SEM P c
  Control Omega   
WBCd × 103/mm3 14.2 15.7 1.2 0.44
Lymphocytes, % 42.3 41.5 4.0 0.90
Neutrophils, % 52.8 51.0 3.8 0.75
Eosinophils, % 1.5 2.8 0.4 0.07
Monocytes, % 2.5 4.3 0.7 0.13
RBCe × 103/mm3 7.0 6.6 0.3 0.45
Hemoglobin 10.4 9.2 0.7 0.28
Hematocrit, % 34.1 31.4 2.1 0.41
Platelets × 103/mm3 378.5 674.0 80.4 0.04
  1. aMeans represent 4 pigs per dietary treatment.
  2. bDiets were: Control (3% vegetable oil) and omega (3% Gromega Ultra 345, provided by JBS United, Inc., Sheridan, IN).
  3. cP-values for control compared to Omega diet.
  4. dWhite blood cells.
  5. eRed blood cells.