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Table 1 Effects of O3FAs on haematological indices in male rats

From: Omega-3 fatty acids as feed supplement modulates blood formation and body weight in Rattus norvegicus model

  Duration (day)  
ParameterGroups01428
PCV (%)Control38.40 ± 0.5a140.20 ± 0.37a246.00 ± 0.84a3
150 mgkg−1 O3FA41.20 ± 0.37b143.60 ± 0.68b251.40 ± 0.75b3
 250 mgkg−1 O3FA40.80 ± 0.37b142.80 ± 0.49b251.60 ± 0.68b3
RBC (× 106cells/μl)Control7.30 ± 0.07a17.32 ± 0.07a17.32 ± 0.07a1
150 mgkg−1 O3FA7.24 ± 0.08a17.27 ± 0.07a17.29 ± 0.05a1
250 mgkg−1 O3FA7.26 ± 0.05a17.27 ± 0.05a17.27 ± 0.042a1
Hb (g/dl)Control12.80 ± 0.81a113.39 ± 0.13a215.33 ± 0.28a3
150 mgkg−1 O3FA13.73 ± 0.13b114.53 ± 0.23b217.13 ± 0.25b3
 250 mgkg−1 O3FA13.60 ± 0.13b114.27 ± 0.16b217.20 ± 0.23b3
WBC (× 103/μl)Control8.92 ± 0.02a19.00 ± 0.03a29.03 ± 0.04a2
150 mgkg−1 O3FA8.97 ± 0.02a19.00 ± 0.01a29.03 ± 0.02a2
 250 mgkg−1 O3FA8.96 ± 0.03a19.01 ± 0.02a29.05 ± 0.03a2
MCV (fl)Control52.61 ± 0.42a155.10 ± 0.98a263.00 ± 0.70a3
150 mgkg−1 O3FA56.63 ± 0.94b159.76 ± 1.28b170.25 ± 1.35b2
 250 mgkg−1 O3FA56.05 ± 0.46b158.80 ± 0.80b270.88 ± 0.94b3
MCH (pg)Control17.54 ± 0.14a118.17 ± 0.33a120.94 ± 0.24a2
150 mgkg−1 O3FA18.88 ± 0.32b119.92 ± 0.42b123.42 ± 0.45b1
 250 mgkg−1 O3FA18.72 ± 0.14b119.62 ± 0.26b223.65 ± 0.30b3
MCHC (g/dl)Control33.34 ± 0.00a133.30 ± 0.02a133.33 ± 0.00a1
150 mgkg−1 O3FA33.33 ± 0.00a133.33 ± 0.00a133.33 ± 0.00a1
 250 mgkg−1 O3FA33.34 ± 0.00a133.30 ± 0.02a133.33 ± 0.00a1
  1. Values with different alphabet superscript in a column were significantly (p < 0.05) different
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