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Table 4 Impact of dietary lignocellulose on the concentration of intestinal short chain fatty acids (SCFA)

From: Lignocellulose as an insoluble fiber source in poultry nutrition: a review

Species Feed1 Part2 LC inclusion3, % Unit Total SCFA Acetate Propionate Butyrate Reference
Broiler 1 Ile 0 μmol/g 53b 9.16bc 3.78b 4.54 [27]
0.25 61.1ab 7.16c 9.72ab 5.22
0.5 86.3a 20a 17.4a 5.33
1 69.6ab 18.3ab 9.18ab 4.54
Broiler 1 Cec 0 μmol/g 124b 29.3 22.0 6.70 [27]
0.25 150ab 30.1 25 6.58
0.5 162a 32.8 26.1 6.36
1 129b 26 23.8 5.79
Broiler 1 Cec 0 μmol/g 126 101 5.98 17.8a [22]
0.84 127 104 4.92 17.0a
0.84 119 99 5.28 13.1b
Broiler 2 Cec 0 mmol/L   5.20 1.82 0.80 [86]
2   4.28 1.30 0.64
4   4.09 1.50 0.58
Broiler 2 Cec 0.8 μmol/g 56.8a 38.1 8.89a 8.45a [25]
5 58.2a 39.1 9.83a 8.04a
10 44.9b 33.9 4.82b 5.17b
Laying hen 1 Cec 0 mmol/100 g   2.42b 0.62b 0.19b [35]
1   4.07a 0.96a 0.28a
2   3.01b 0.72b 0.20b
Laying hen 1 Cec 0 μmol/g 47.5a 37.5a 3.79a 4.83 [70]
10 29.2b 23.2b 2.19b 2.89
  1. 1 Feed formulation according to Fig. 1; 2 Intestinal part, Ile = Ileum, Cec = Cecum; 3 Information on the LC product used, if specified, is given in additional file 1; 4Two different lignocellulose products were compared; a,b,c Means with different superscripts are significantly different