Table 2

Body and heart weight of chickens treated with different levels of AgNano
Weight Treatment ANOVA
Control 10 ppm AgNano 20 ppm AgNano 10 ppm AgNanob 20 ppm AgNanob SEM Pvalue
Body (kg) 1.578 1.684 1.725 1.436 1.545 0.0455 0.2853
Heart (g) 6.52 7.00 6.80 6.14 6.23 0.299 0.8937
Hearta (relative, %) 0.407 0.413 0.392 0.427 0.406 0.0124 0.9427

aValues were calculated as the heart weight divided by the body weight, expressed as percentage; beggs were in ovo injected; the level of significance is P < 0.05. AgNano, nanoparticles of colloidal silver; ANOVA, analysis of variance; SEM, standard error of the mean.

Hotowy et al.

Hotowy et al. Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:418   doi:10.1186/1556-276X-7-418

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