Treatment groups (mg) > 0 mg 50 mg 100 mg 150 mg NSNC SNC VNSNC
Total WBC (103/┬ÁL) 4.0 ± 0.2 5.4 ± 0.2 1.8 ± 0.1 2.6 ± 0.4 9.4 ± 0.1 21.0 ± 0.1 6.6 ± 0.0
Heterophil (%) 22 17 15 14 24 31 27
Lymphocyte (%) 70 74 80 81 65 62 69
H/L ratio 0.31 0.23 0.19 0.17 0.37 0.5 0.39
Monocytes (%) 5 6 2 2 4 4 1
Basophil (%) 2 3 2 3 3 3 3
Eosinophil (%) 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
Hb (g/dl) 9.7 10.2 9.8 9.4 10.1 9.8 11.1
PCV (%) 29 30 29 28 30 29 33
Plasma cell - + + + - - -
NSNC: Not Supplemented Not Challenged; SNC: Supplemented but Not Challenged; NSC: Not Supplemented but Challenged; VNSNC: NDV Vaccinated Not Supplemented Not Challenged
Table 2: Haematological parameters of NDV challenged broilers following Aloe vera supplementation and control groups. P<0.05 (significant at 0.05), Mean ± SEM of 5 values per supplementation group.