Skip to main content

Table 8 Effects of dietary seaweed-derived polysaccharides (SDP) on intestinal morphology of weaned pigs (Exp. 2)

From: Dietary seaweed-derived polysaccharides improve growth performance of weaned pigs through maintaining intestinal barrier function and modulating gut microbial populations

Items Dietary treatment P-value 
  CON SDP  
Villus height, μm
 Duodenum 212.78 ± 14.37 277.50 ± 11.06 0.003
 Jejunum 197.18 ± 10.81 281.56 ± 11.99 < 0.001
 Ileum 168.12 ± 4.89 243.74 ± 10.90 < 0.001
Crypt depth, μm
 Duodenum 105.24 ± 3.49 91.47 ± 2.83 0.008
 Jejunum 96.75 ± 4.91 87.59 ± 2.25 0.121
 Ileum 76.91 ± 3.17 67.88 ± 3.05 0.059
VCR
 Duodenum 2.05 ± 0.18 3.06 ± 0.17 0.001
 Jejunum 2.07 ± 0.15 3.24 ± 0.18 < 0.001
 Ileum 2.21 ± 0.09 3.67 ± 0.28 0.001
  1. VCR villus height: crypt depth ratio
  2. n = 8 for each group