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Table 3 Dietary induced changes in gut morphology of broilers and pigs

From: Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) and cereals differently affect gut development in broiler chickens and young pigs

  In chickens In pigs
Item   Diet      Diet    
  CI CF60 CF120 SEM P- value CII CF80 CF160 SEM P- value
Small intestine VH 1380 1408 1379 55.8 NS 814 833 806 43.4 NS
Small intestine CD 171 170 161 16.4 NS 265 265 257 18.5 NS
Large intestine MT 376a 310b 285b 13.0 0.001 538 551 524 20.2 NS
  1. CI: control diet in chicken experiment; CF60: 60 g/kg chicory forage; CF120: 120 g/kg chicory forage; CII: control diet in pig experiment; CF80: 80 g/kg chicory forage; CF160: 160 g/kg chicory forage. VH, villus height; CD, crypt depth; MT, mucosal thickness; NS, non-significant.
  2. Data are presented as least square means (n = 4 for diet CIand 8 for diet CF60 and CF120 in chicken experiment; n = 6 in pig experiment) and standard error of the mean (SEM).
  3. abDifferent letters within rows, indicate significant difference (P < 0.05).