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Table 7 Effects of dietary treatment1 on lymphocytes quantification2 in blood of piglets at different time points

From: Fermented rye with Agaricus subrufescens and mannan-rich hydrolysate based feed additive to modulate post-weaning piglet immune response

Lymphocyte3 Day Treatment LSMeans SEM P-value
NK 15 Control 27.3a 1.48 0.035
   FS 32.2b 1.56  
  30 Control 23.3 4.737 0.278
   FS 29.3 3.09  
  45 Control 36.8 2.09 0.127
   FS 32.4 1.78  
B 15 Control 11.3 2.01 0.740
   FS 10.3 1.91  
  30 Control 12.3 1.45 0.142
   FS 9.55 1.03  
  45 Control 10.2x 0.917 0.069
   FS 7.85y 0.829  
T CD 4 (Th) 15 Control 25.3 1.86 0.555
   FS 23.7 1.86  
  30 Control 33.8x 2.81 0.081
   FS 27.4y 1.99  
  45 Control 27.1 1.25 0.849
   FS 27.4 1.13  
T CD8 (Tc) 15 Control 17.9 2.02 0.879
   FS 18.4 2.02  
  30 Control 20.9 2.04 0.944
   FS 20.6 1.70  
  45 Control 15.7 1.92 0.999
   FS 15.7 1.64  
TCD3 15 Control 62.3x 3.61 0.084
   FS 53.1y 3.42  
  30 Control 55.7 3.56 0.192
   FS 49.6 2.72  
  45 Control 50.5 2.74 0.991
   FS 50.5 2.49  
  1. SEM, standard error of the mean
  2. a,bDifferent superscripts within a column indicate a significant difference (P < 0.05)
  3. x,ydifferent superscripts within a column indicate a tendency difference (P < 0.1)
  4. 1Dietary treatment = additional Fysal® Solute (FS) at 2 kg/ton
  5. 2Measurement unit for all lymphocytes is amount of cells/μL
  6. 3NK = lymphocytes Natural killer (CD45 + CD3-CD16 + CD56 +), B = lymphocytes B (CD45 + CD21 +), T CD 4 Th = lymphocytes T helper (CD45 + CD3 + CD4a +), T CD 8 Tc = lymphocytes T cytotoxic (CD45 + CD3 + CD8a +), TCD3 = lymphocytes T (CD45 + CD3e +)