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Table 2 Effect of dietary treatment1 on intestinal histomorphometry measurements in tissue of piglets at different time points

From: Fermented rye with Agaricus subrufescens and mannan-rich hydrolysate based feed additive to modulate post-weaning piglet immune response

Day Tissue Parameter Treatment LSmeans SEM P-value
15 Jejunum Villous length, μm Control 492a 16.8 0.035
    FS1 438b 16.8  
   Crypt depth, μm Control 292 13.7 0.264
    FS 317 16.0  
   V/C ratio2 Control 1.36 0.169 0.358
    FS 1.13 0.187  
  Ileum Villous length, μm Control 414x 15.7 0.093
    FS 452y 14.9  
   Crypt depth, μm Control 258 17.0 0.116
    FS 297 17.0  
   V/C ratio Control 1.50 0.104 0.657
    FS 1.57 0.104  
30 Jejunum Villous length, μm Control 447a 16.4 0.002
    FS 519b 10.6  
   Crypt depth, μm Control 319 26.8 0.168
    FS 363 13.4  
   V/C ratio Control 1.02 0.186 0.431
    FS 0.84 0.137  
  Ileum Villous length, μm Control 403x 26.6 0.093
    FS 459y 16.0  
   Crypt depth, μm Control 354 29.8 0.356
    FS 320 18.0  
   V/C ratio Control 1.18a 0.100 0.035
    FS 1.46b 0.068  
45 Jejunum Villous length, μm Control 516 25.4 0.969
    FS 515 22.8  
   Crypt depth, μm Control 317 22.1 0.227
    FS 354 19.8  
   V/C ratio Control 0.930 0.078 0.287
    FS 0.814 0.070  
  Ileum Villous length, μm Control 452 27.2 0.234
    FS 497 24.3  
   Crypt depth, μm Control 324 16.3 0.428
    FS 305 17.3  
   V/C ratio Control 1.49 0.100 0.717
    FS 1.55 0.100  
  1. SEM, standard error of the mean
  2. a,bDifferent superscripts within a column indicate a significant difference (P < 0.05)
  3. x,yDifferent superscripts within a column indicate a tendency difference (P < 0.1)
  4. 1Dietary treatment = additional Fysal Solute (FS) at 2 kg/ton
  5. 2V/C ratio = Villous length (μm) divided by Crypt depth (μm)