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Table 2 Fertility, hatchability and viability per group

From: Safety of fluralaner oral solution, a novel systemic poultry red mite treatment, for chicken breeders’ reproductive performances

Variable Egg laying perioda Negative control group Fluralaner-treated group P-value
   Mean SD Mean SD  
Fertility and hatchability
Fertile eggs/ Eggs laid Baseline 0.973 0.004 0.974 0.004 0.9291
Post-treatment 0.967 0.006 0.968 0.006
Chicks hatched/ Eggs laid Baseline 0.857 0.01 0.841 0.009 0.9193
Post-treatment 0.873 0.004 0.875 0.008
Chick viability variables
Down feather length (cm) Baseline 1.118 0.007 1.084 0.007 0.5320
Post-treatment 1.043 0.006 1.038 0.005
Newly hatch chick weight (g) Baseline 40.89 0.106 40.52 0.111 0.9463
Post-treatment 41.7 0.106 41.41 0.114
Female Day 14 chick weight (g) Baseline 119.3 2.581 112.4 3.911 0.5682
Post-treatment 106.1 4.273 104.1 2.862
Male Day 14 chick weight (g) Baseline 128.5 2.127 122.9 3.166
Post-treatment 105.9 4.741 112.1 2.077
  1. aBaseline is Week 10 (pre-treatment); post-treatment is Week 14, after the 4th treatment
  2. Abbreviation: SD standard deviation