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Table 6 Effect of synbiotics injected in ovo on the jejunum morphology of chickens at 1st and 42nd d of age

From: The impact of synbiotic administration through in ovo technology on the microstructure of a broiler chicken small intestine tissue on the 1st and 42nd day of rearing

Item Day
1 42
Villus height, μm
 Control 337.88 ± 11.01B 1334.68 ± 46.19AB
 SYN1 383.86 ± 10.01A 1190.20 ± 50.03B
 SYN2 352.47 ± 10.80AB 1517.95 ± 54.52A
Villus width, μm
 Control 51.64 ± 1.06b 170.44 ± 7.44
 SYN1 56.42 ± 1.30a 178.89 ± 8.10
 SYN2 52.55 ± 1.46b 172.66 ± 5.66
Villus surface area, μm2
 Control 55,022.6 ± 2410.6B 724,927.0 ± 50,976.2
 SYN1 67,746.0 ± 2309.5A 688,644.6 ± 51,191.4
 SYN2 58,459.9 ± 2489.5B 814,432.8 ± 30,911.1
Crypt depth, μm
 Control 46.92 ± 0.85A 150.87 ± 7.65A
 SYN1 37.59 ± 0.93B 125.41 ± 2.87B
 SYN2 48.00 ± 0.97A 112.88 ± 3.95B
No. of neutral goblet cells/1mm2
 Control 743 ± 42.21 153 ± 20.30b
 SYN1 778 ± 32.57 232 ± 26.24a
 SYN2 681 ± 22.49 185 ± 6.49ab
  1. a-bDifference (P ≤ 0.05), A-Bdifference (P ≤ 0.01) between treatments (vertical), Means ± SEM representing 15 birds. SYN 1 - L. salivarius IBB3154 + Bi2tos, Clasado Ltd., SYN 2 - L. plantarum IBB3036 + lupin RFOs