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Table 5 Effect of dietary BLJ supplementation on jejunal lesion scores, morphology and goblet cell numbers in broiler chickens challenged with NE at 28 d of age

From: Dietary encapsulated essential oils and organic acids mixture improves gut health in broiler chickens challenged with necrotic enteritis

ItemsNE1Jejunum lesion scoresVillous height, μmCrypt depth, μmVH/CD2GC3 cells
BLJ, mg/kg
 SEM4 0.0715.004.910.411.06
Main effect
 0 0.74419.18b87.225.3120.40
 500 0.43476.73a62.857.7023.45
 Non-challenged 0.21473.3760.477.8623.30
 Challenged 0.96422.5489.605.1520.55
 BLJ 0.0430.046< 0.01< 0.010.130
 Challenged < 0.010.076< 0.01< 0.010.170
 Challenged×BLJ < 0.010.720< 0.010.0110.078
  1. a, b, cMeans within the same column with different superscripts differ significantly (P < 0.05)
  2. 1NE Co-challenged with Eimeria spp. and Clostridium perfringens; −, without NE challenge; +, with NE challenge
  3. 2VH/CD villus height/crypt depth ratio
  4. 3GC cells goblet cell numbers per mm2
  5. 4SEM standard error of the mean
  6. 5P-values represent the main effect of the diet, the main effect of the NE challenge, and the interaction between the dietary treatments and NE challenge