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Table 4 Results of the oviduct section length

From: Soya saponin improves egg-laying performance and immune function of laying hens

  The length of the oviducts, cm
Time Group Total length Magnum Shell gland
5th week(27 weeks old, n = 6) Control 47.98 ± 18.78 22.45 ± 13.25 4.67 ± 1.43
50 ppm SS 58.33 ± 6.18 33.64 ± 4.40 5.87 ± 1.06
500 ppm SS 51.73 ± 11.75 27.80 ± 7.36 5.45 ± 1.34
P-value 0.414 0.138 0.291
10th week(32 weeks old, n = 8) Control 54.07 ± 4.16 26.34 ± 6.52 7.32 ± 0.23ab
50 ppm SS 58.40 ± 5.21 32.01 ± 3.58 8.00 ± 0.49b
500 ppm SS 53.88 ± 14.52 29.25 ± 8.14 6.69 ± 1.30a
P-value 0.55 0.228 0.015
  1. At the end of the 5th and 10th week of the trial, 6–8 birds from each treatment were selected for slaughter to obtain oviducts, and the total length of oviducts, magnum, and shell gland were measured. The data in Table 4 different superscript letters indicate significant difference (P < 0.05); same superscript letters indicate no difference (P > 0.1), the same below