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Research Article

White Mulberry (Morus alba) Foliage Methanolic Extract Can Alleviate Aeromonas hydrophila Infection in African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus)

Table 3

Experiment 1: hematological and biochemical indices in African catfish fed different amounts (2, 5, or 7 g/kg dry matter) of Morus alba foliage extract (MFE).

ParametersDiets1
ControlMFE-2MFE-5MFE-7

Red blood cells (106/μL)2.16 ± 0.06b2.31 ± 0.07b2.44 ± 0.09ab2.58 ± 0.08a
White blood cells (105/μL)3.62 ± 0.103.51 ± 0.083.59 ± 0.053.55 ± 0.06
Hemoglobin (g/dL)8.26 ± 0.5b8.29 ± 0.9b8.12 ± 0.6b9.78 ± 0.8a
Hematocrit (%)28.1 ± 5.331.3 ± 6.536.9 ± 4.638.7 ± 5.1
Albumin (g/100 mL)17.4 ± 1.8b18.5 ± 1.4b22.5 ± 2.1a26.1 ± 2.3a
Globulin (g/100 mL)20.7 ± 3.117.1 ± 3.421.0 ± 3.019.6 ± 2.2
Total protein (g/100 mL)38.1 ± 3.6b35.6 ± 3.5b43.5 ± 2.0ab45.7 ± 2.6a
Total lipids (g/L)0.87 ± 0.050.90 ± 0.060.93 ± 0.080.81 ± 0.09
2AST (IU/L)17.0 ± 8.222.9 ± 7.331.4 ± 8.529.2 ± 6.7
3ALT (IU/L)20.6 ± 4.218.5 ± 6.523.7 ± 3.926.1 ± 5.0
4ALP (IU/L)30.9 ± 2.733.6 ± 3.928.8 ± 2.832.2 ± 2.4

Means within the same row with different superscript letters are significantly different ().
1MFE-2, MFE-5, and MFE-7 were control diet plus 2, 5, or 7 g/kg of dry matter of Morus alba foliage extract, respectively.
Values are the treatment means ± standard error.
2AST: aspartate aminotransferase; 3ALT: alanine aminotransferase; 4ALP: alkaline phosphatase.

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