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Table 4 Gut morphometry, number of goblet cells and density of CD45+ and CD3+ cells at 21 and 42 d of age

From: Effect of dietary supplementation with yeast cell wall extracts on performance and gut response in broiler chickens

Age (A)21 d42 dP-valueRMSEe
Dietary treatment (D)Control (C)Yeast (Y)Control (C)Yeast (Y)ADA×D
Broilers, n12121212    
Villi height, μm1011108613501363< 0.0010.070.19180
Crypt depth, μm1511621401410.030.120.1731
Villi to crypt ratio6.706.709.649.67< 0.0010.710.791.27
Goblet cells density, cells/500 μm24.3b54.3d19.1a39.6c< 0.001< 0.001< 0.0013.61
Goblet cells area, μm240.5d12.0a37.8c16.7b< 0.001< 0.001< 0.0018.72
CD45+, cells/10,000 μm229722728< 0.001549
CD3+, cells/10,000 μm2218020370.08639
  1. a, b, c, dValues with different superscript letters significantly differ (P < 0.05)
  2. eRMSE, root mean square error