Table 2: Effects of Rhodiola on cardiac and lung indices and blood parameters of broiler chickens at high altitude

From: Effects of Rhodiola on production, health and gut development of broilers reared at high altitude in Tibet

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Item1CTLLow-RHigh-RCTLLow-RHigh-RCTLLow-RHigh-R
RV/TV0.24 ± 0.030.22 ± 0.020.23 ± 0.020.26 ± 0.020.25 ± 0.040.23 ± 0.030.26 ± 0.040.27 ± 0.040.27 ± 0.05
TV/BW0.55 ± 0.080.48 ± 0.080.50 ± 0.080.49 ± 0.03ab0.46 ± 0.04b0.51 ± 0.04a0.42 ± 0.050.39 ± 0.040.41 ± 0.04
THW/BW0.61 ± 0.020.60 ± 0.020.61 ± 0.030.53 ± 0.040.49 ± 0.030.56 ± 0.030.46 ± 0.04ab0.41 ± 0.02c0.50 ± 0.04a
LW/BW0.73 ± 0.030.71 ± 0.110.75 ± 0.070.69 ± 0.09b0.78 ± 0.09ab0.81 ± 0.09a0.52 ± 0.04b0.55 ± 0.06ab0.62 ± 0.05a
RBC(1012/L)2.40 ± 0.22.53 ± 0.132.57 ± 0.092.65 ± 0.21a2.71 ± 0.19a3.12 ± 0.17b2.853 ± 0.363.08 ± 0.373.00 ± 0.41
HGB (g/L)145.3 ± 10.6152.0 ± 8.1153.0 ± 8.2153.5 ± 9.2a160.0 ± 9.2a179.5 ± 11.8b170.5 ± 22.3182.5 ± 24.8176.8 ± 29.7
HGT (%)27.3 ± 2.2a29.7 ± 1.5b28.5 ± 1.4ab29.5 ± 2.4a32.0 ± 2.1b34.7 ± 1.4c33.3 ± 3.935.8 ± 4.535.3 ± 5.6
  1. CTL: basal diet; Low-R: CTL + 0.5% R.crenulata; High-R: CTL + 1.5% R.crenulata.
  2. a-c Values with different superscripts within the same row at the same time point are significantly different (P < 0.05).
  3. 1RV, right ventricles weight; TV, total ventricles weight; BW, body weight; LW, lung weight; THW, total heart weight; HGB, hemoglobin; HGT, hematocrit; RBC, red blood cell.