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Table 7 Effect of experimental treatments on serum metabolites and antioxidant profile of broilers1 at day 42

From: Effect of advanced chelate technology based trace minerals on growth performance, mineral digestibility, tibia characteristics, and antioxidant status in broiler chickens

Item Experimental treatments2 SEM P value
NTM ITM CTM25 CTM50 CTM100
Glucose (mg/dL) 258.8 242.9 263.1 257.2 259.5 16.10 0.915
Triglyceride (mg/dL) 63.96 59.64 59.58 60.16 65.04 7.62 0.975
Cholesterol (mg/dL) 114.4 103.4 109.6 103.6 101.6 6.23 0.579
Protein (g/dL) 4.56 4.38 3.98 4.68 4.24 0.18 0.100
Albumin (g/dL) 2.50 2.26 2.36 2.50 2.04 0.28 0.759
Uric acid (mg/dL) 7.40b 7.56b 7.85ab 8.60ab 9.33a 0.39 0.012
Antioxidant status        
Total antioxidant capacity (U/mL) 3.22b 4.46ab 4.13ab 4.31ab 5.04a 0.34 0.017
Glutathione peroxidase (U/mL) 1132c 1481b 1412bc 1516ab 1812a 70.30  < 0.001
Superoxide dismutase (U/mL) 185.3b 244.7a 220.6ab 238.9a 254.3a 10.42 0.001
Catalase (U/mL) 1.80 2.40 1.96 2.22 2.15 0.18 0.198
Malondialdehyde (nmol/mL) 2.88a 2.22ab 2.26ab 2.16ab 1.65b 0.19 0.004
  1. a,b,cValues in the same row with different superscripts were significantly different (P < 0.05)
  2. 1Values are means of 5 pens per treatment combination with 2 male broiler chickens per pen selected for blood collection
  3. 2NTM, no trace mineral supplementation; ITM, commercially recommended levels of inorganic trace mineral; CTM25, chelated trace mineral supplement (CTM) match to 25% of the ITM; CTM50, CTM match to 50% of the ITM; CTM100, CTM equivalent to ITM