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Table 5 The jejunal histomorphology of broilers on d 21

From: Effects of Lactobacillus acidophilus on the growth performance and intestinal health of broilers challenged with Clostridium perfringens

Item Villus height, μm Crypt depth, μm Villus height: Crypt depth
CTL 1055.81 129.02 8.13
LA 1160.26 169.4 6.87
CLG 875.04 161.96 5.64
CLG + LA 1034.86 180.23 5.84
SEM 37.187 6.475 0.289
Main effects
C. perfringens challenge
 Negative 1108.03 149.21 7.50
 Positive 954.95 171.10 5.74
L. acidophilus
 No addition 965.43 145.49 6.89
 Addition 1097.56 174.82 6.36
P-value
C. perfringens challenge 0.030 0.059 0.001
L. acidophilus 0.057 0.014 0.238
C. perfringens challenge × L. acidophilus 0.677 0.325 0.111