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The influence of fungal β-glucan on nonspecific immunity in broiler chicks

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Author(s): Šamudovská Alena | Spišáková Viera | Demeterová Maria | Hreško S.

Journal: Acta Veterinaria
ISSN 0567-8315

Volume: 62;
Issue: 5-6;
Start page: 511;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: haematology | oyster mushroom | phagocytosis | poultry

ABSTRACT
The influence of β-1,3/1,6-D-glucan isolated from Pleurotus ostreatus added to the diet at a level of 20 g/t (group B20) and 40 g/t (group B40) for the whole trial and 40 g/t from the 1st to the 14th day and 20 g/t from the 15th to the 42nd day of the trial (group B40+20) was examined on some immune markers in hybrid Ross 308 chicks. A significantly higher number of monocytes (p
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