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Table 3 The jejunal and ileal morphology in the suckling and weaned piglets

From: Developmental changes in intercellular junctions and Kv channels in the intestine of piglets during the suckling and post-weaning periods

Items Day age Day post-weaning SEM P-value
1 7 14 21 1 3 5 7
Jejunum
Villus height, μm 397.50 386.75 282.93 295.70 305.55 263.13 261.60 320.63 15.04 0.143
Crypt depth, μm 171.13 220.35 248.63 195.93 151.78 202.33 166.20 194.55 17.31 0.924
Villus height : Crypt depth 2.32a 1.76ab 1.14b 1.51b 2.01a 1.30b 1.57b 1.65b 0.06 0.042
Goblet cell number 8.50c 11.50b 13.00b 20.75a 16.75ab 8.75c 16.75ab 14.50b 1.10 0.045
Lymphocyte number 99.25b 144.25ab 146.50ab 152.00ab 159.50ab 167.25ab 192.50a 151.25ab 1.76 0.037
Ileum
Villus height, μm 428.58a 269.13b 273.53b 272.10b 260.80b 208.70c 243.50bc 267.05b 4.32 0.017
Crypt depth, μm 179.15 129.18 138.03 144.43 134.60 168.23 161.75 137.33 7.39 0.665
Villus height : Crypt depth 2.39a 2.08ab 1.98b 1.88b 1.94b 1.24c 1.51c 1.94b 0.04 0.041
Goblet cell number 27.25 29.00 22.25 33.00 19.50 24.75 23.50 33.00 1.41 0.129
Lymphocyte number 192.25 282.50 195.00 147.75 187.25 203.25 200.75 177.25 12.39 0.307
  1. 1The jejunum and ileum tissues were obtained from 1, 7, 14, 21-d-old suckling piglets and piglets on d 1, 3, 5, 7 post-weaning at 14 d of age
  2. 2 n = 8. a-cValues with different letters within the same row are different (P < 0.05)