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Table 2 Effect of O3FAs on haematological indices in female rats

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

   Duration (day)   
Parameter Groups 0 14 28
PCV (%) Control 39.40 ± 0.51b1 41.40 ± 0.51b2 42.80 ± 0.37ab2
150 mgkg−1 O3FA 37.00 ± 0.45a1 39.20 ± 0.37a2 42.20 ± 0.74ab3
  250 mgkg−1 O3FA 35.80 ± 0.37a1 38.20 ± 0.37a2 40.80 ± 0.37a3
RBC (× 106 cells/μl) Control 7.36 ± 0.07a1 7.38 ± 0.07a1 7.39 ± 0.07a1
150 mgkg−1 O3FA 7.27 ± 0.06a1 7.30 ± 0.06a1 7.29 ± 0.06a1
250 mgkg−1 O3FA 7.36 ± 0.05a1 7.37 ± 0.05a1 7.37 ± 0.04a1
Hb (g/dl) Control 13.13 ± 0.17b1 13.80 ± 0.17b12 13.94 ± 0.29a2
150 mgkg−1 O3FA 12.47 ± 0.25a1 13.07 ± 0.12a1 14.73 ± 0.24a2
  250 mgkg−1 O3FA 11.93 ± 0.12a1 12.73 ± 0.13a2 14.07 ± 0.29a3
WBC (× 103/μl) Control 8.90. ± 0.02a1 9.00 ± 0.03a1 9.05 ± 0.04a1
150 mgkg−1 O3FA 8.99 ± 0.01a1 9.00 ± 0.02ab1 9.04 ± 0.02a1
  250 mgkg−1 O3FA 8.96 ± 0.02a1 9.06 ± 0.01b2 9.05 ± 0.03a2
MCV (fl) Control 53.52 ± 0.47a1 56.08 ± 0.44c2 57.90 ± 0.37a3
150 mgkg−1 O3FA 51.18 ± 0.52b1 53.74 ± 0.29b2 57.90 ± 0.91b3
  250 mgkg−1 O3FA 48.63 ± 0.72a1 51.82 ± 0.69a2 55.35 ± 0.74b3
MCH (pg) Control 17.84 ± 0.15c1 18.51 ± 0.18a2 18.84 ± 0.26a2
150 mgkg−1 O3FA 17.15 ± 0.25b1 17.91 ± 0.95b2 20.21 ± 0.31c3
  250 mgkg−1 O3FA 16.21 ± 0.24a1 17.27 ± 0.23a2 19.09 ± 0.47b3
MCHC (g/dl) Control 33.33 ± 0.07a1 33.33 ± 0.37a1 32.55 ± 0.43a1
150 mgkg−1 O3FA 33.68 ± 0.35a1 33.32 ± 0.29a1 34.91 ± 0.03b2
  250 mgkg−1 O3FA 33.33 ± 0.19a1 33.33 ± 0.46a1 34.47 ± 0.54b2
  1. Values with different alphabet superscript in a column were significantly (p < 0.05) different