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Table 2 Body and heart weight of chickens treated with different levels of AgNano

From: Silver nanoparticles administered to chicken affect VEGFA and FGF2 gene expression in breast muscle and heart

Weight Treatment ANOVA
Control 10 ppm AgNano 20 ppm AgNano 10 ppm AgNanob 20 ppm AgNanob SEM P value
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
  1. 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.