Table 4

Biochemical indices of broiler-chicks infected with A. Fumigatus and treated varying doses of crude extract of Loxostylis Alata
Serum biochemistry Units Dose administered (mg/kg)
Neutral 50 100 200 PC (60) UC
Total serum protein (TSP) g/l 25.52 ± 0.48 26.67 ± 0.90 28.98 ± 0.74 30.07 ± 2.26 30.90 ± 2.03 36.05 ± 9.15
Albumin (Alb) g/l 14.33 ± 0.26 14.43 ± 0.12 15.98 ± 0.62 15.33 ± 0.39 15.90 ± 0.17 15.60 ± 0.00
Globulin (Glob) g/L 11.19 ± 0.30 12.23 ± 0.87 13.00 ± 0.35 14.74 ± 2.34 15.00 ± 1.93 24.50 ± 9.20a
Albumin/globulin ratio (A/G) 1.29 ± 0.03 1.19 ± 0.09 1.23 ± 0.06 1.13 ± 0.10 1.15 ± 0.12 0.61 ± 0.43a
Calcium (Ca) mmol/l 3.29 ± 0.10 3.42 ± 0.10 3.53 ± 0.14 3.37 ± 0.16 3.40 ± 0.10 2.92 ± 0.07
Serum inorganic phosphate (SIP) mmol/l 1.43 ± 0.08 1.59 ± 0.10 1.60 ± 0.10 1.66 ± 0.10 1.65 ± 0.11 2.38 ± 0.96
Alanine amino transferase (ALT) u/l 3.00 ± 0.61 3.33 ± 1.67 2.80 ± 0.97 4.86 ± 2.58 1.71 ± 0.57 1.50 ± 1.50
Aspartate amino transferase( AST) u/l 149.20 ± 4.08 153.00 ± 8.54 138.60 ± 7.26 155.00 ± 6.24 129.43 ± 9.86 171.50 ± 22.20a
γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT) u/l 19.60 ± 0.50 22.67 ± 0.88 23.00 ± 2.45 24.14 ± 4.12 26.57 ± 3.09 36.50 ± 17.50a

Neutral group are chicks that were not infected with A. fumigatus, and were also not treated. Positive control (PC) (ketoconazole); Untreated control (UC).

Means with superscript letter differ significantly (p ≤ 0.05) from the control.

Suleiman et al.

Suleiman et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:210   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-210

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