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Table 4 Hematology and plasma metabolites of ewes fed with the experimental treatments in two sampling periods

From: Effects of phosalone consumption via feeding with or without sodium bentonite on performance, blood metabolites and its transition to milk of Iranian Baluchi sheep

Item Period 1 (week 5) SEM Period 2 (week 9) SEM
P1 P2 P3 P4 P1 P2 P3 P4
Plasma metabolites
 Glucose (mg/dl) 57.56 60.48 62.56 61.24 1.75 65.48 66.08 67.10 65.78 0.73
 BUN (mg/dl) 21.84 21.66 21.12 20.93 0.41 19.58 20.52 19.62 19.34 0.41
 Cholesterol (mg/dl) 76.20 76.36 71.00 73.66 1.67 75.40 79.20 78.74 77.50 2.16
 Albumin (mg/dl) 2.92 3.01 3.19 3.06 0.09 3.04ab 2.83b 3.15a, b 3.24a 0.12
 SGPT (U/L) 23.58 25.60 24.00 25.26 1.86 25.06b 29.62a 24.84b 23.56b 1.06
 SGOT (U/L) 148.60 160.00 151.80 159.80 4.24 144.92b 159.20a 151.88ab 158.04ab 4.31
 AChE inhibitory activity (%) 9.40b 11.00a 9.80ab 9.60ab 0.45 9.50b 11.30a 9.50b 9.40b 0.41
 Total Protein (g/dl) 6.32 6.44 6.56 6.54 0.21 6.60 6.57 6.76 7.08 0.16
Hematology
 Hb (g/dl) 9.77a 8.82b 9.30ab 9.56ab 0.28 10.10a 9.14b 10.40a 10.04ab 0.30
 RBC (*106/μl) 10.06a 7.97b 9.78a 9.56a 0.44 8.90ab 8.64ab 8.39b 9.51a 0.31
 WBC (Cell/μl) 6520 7190 6900 6950 307.10 6920 7080 7000 6380 276.11
 PCV (%) 30.80 27.80 29.80 30 1.24 30.60 31.20 30.80 31.00 1.02
 MCH (pg) 9.78 10.22 9.55 9.67 0.43 11.42 11.52 12.41 11.05 0.46
 MCV (fL) 43.59 40.94 41.83 42.22 0.90 38.22 36.22 38.22 37.63 0.75
 MCHC (g/dl) 37.57a 33.92b 35.77ab 36.76ab 1.09 32.98ab 29.44b 34.05a 32.40ab 1.22
  1. a, bValues containing different letters in each row are significantly different (P < 0.05)
  2. P1 = control without phosalone and sodium bentonite (SB); P2 = phosalone was given at a dose of 280 mg/day/ewe; P3 = phosalone (280 mg/ewe/day) and SB (32 g/ewe/day) fed for 63 consecutive days; Treatment P4 = feeding SB with concentration of 32 g/ewe/day