Table 5

Haematological indices of broiler-chicks infected with A. Fumigatus and treated varying doses of crude extract of Loxostylis Alata
Serum haematology Units Dose administered (mg/kg)
Neutral 50 100 200 PC (60) UC
Haemoglobin (Hb) g/dl 131.60 ± 1.93 134.33 ± 4.10 140.00 ± 2.92 133.14 ± 2.38 141.71 ± 5.97 138.00 ± 1.00
Red cell count (RCC) x1012/L 2.43 ± 0.40 2.48 ± 0.11 2.60 ± 0.06 2.56 ± 09 2.70 ± 0.18 2.77 ± 0.10
HT (haematocrit) l/l 0.34 ± 0.10 0.34 ± 01 0.35 ± 0.01 0.34 ± 01 0.36 ± 02 0.35 ± 0.01
Mean cell volume (MCV) Fl 138.10 ± 1.06 139.00 ± 1.15 136.40 ± 3.75 134.43 ± 2.10 134.71 ± 3.31 125.50 ± 6.50
Mean cell haemoglobin (MCH) Pg 54.14 ± 0.45 54.33 ± 0.94 53.80 ±0.86 52.29 ± 1.06 52.93 ± 1.40 50.00 ± 2.30
Mean cell haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) g/dl 39.17 ± 0.28 39.10 ± 0.53 39.52 ± 0.52 38.90 ± 0.35 39.33 ± 0.29 39.95 ± 0.25
(Red cell distribution width) RDW 12.83 ± 0.13 13.53 ± 0.38 13.40 ± 0.57 14.07 ± 0.41 13.93 ± 1.04 14.30 ± 1.40
White cell count (WCC) x109/L 15.54 ± 2.13 18.80 ± 1.50 16.60 ± 3. 18 28.29 ± 6.60a 29.43 ± 10.32a 49.00 ± 13.21b
Absolute neutrophil (total) x109/L 4.71 ± 0.96 8.82 ± 1.04 6.71 ± 2.58 13.04 ± 4.52a 17.79 ± 7.65a 26.28 ± 16.36b
Absolute neutrophil (mature) x109/L 4.71 ± 0. 96 8.82 ± 1.04 6.71 ± 2.58 13.04 ± 4.52a 17.79 ± 7.65a 26.28 ± 16.36b
Absolute neutrophil (immature) x109/L 0.00 ± 00 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00

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

Means with differing superscript letters in the same row are significantly different (p ≤ 0.05).

Suleiman et al.

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

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