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Table 6 Effect of clove extract supplementation on blood leucocytes of black-meated fowls (21 d)a

From: Acute phase protein mRNA expressions and enhancement of antioxidant defense system in Black-meated Silkie Fowls supplemented with clove (Eugenia caryophyllus) extracts under the influence of chronic heat stress

Parameter Treatment ETb (supplemented clove, mg/kg)
(%) TCc 0 200 400 600 SEM
White blood cells 0.65b 0.83b 1.35ab 2.23a 3.15a 0.19
Heterophils 24.1 18.6 19.7 21.2 25.4 1.15
Lymphocytes 72.6 71.1 71.9 72.5 73.2 1.17
Heterophil:Lymphocyte 0.31 0.24 0.25 0.30 0.32 0.06
Monocytes 2.34b 4.30ab 5.12ab 5.73a 6.18a 0.33
Eosinophils 2.29 1.69 3.07 2.97 3.05 0.38
  1. a Data are means of 2 birds per replicate (5 birds per cage; 7 replicates per group). a,bMeans with common superscripts within a row not differ significantly (P < 0.05)
  2. b ET: Elevated temperature treatment (35 ± 2 °C); c TC: Thermoneutral temperature treatment (24 ± 2 °C)