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Table 6 Effects of constant chronic heat stress on microvillus height of small intestine segments in growing-finishing pigs, μm

From: Alterations in intestinal microbiota composition coincide with impaired intestinal morphology and dysfunctional ileal immune response in growing-finishing pigs under constant chronic heat stress

Items Treatments P-value
TN HS PF
Duodenum 1.66 ± 0.06a 1.42 ± 0.04b 1.40 ± 0.09b 0.029
Jejunum 2.74 ± 0.07a 1.91 ± 0.11b 1.94 ± 0.07b < 0.001
Ileum 2.73 ± 0.14a 2.01 ± 0.13b 2.24 ± 0.12b 0.004
  1. TN, thermal neutral conditions (25 ± 1 °C); HS, heat stress conditions (35 ± 1 °C); PF, pair-fed with HS under TN conditions (25 ± 1 °C). Data are expressed as mean ± SEM (n = 8 for TN and PF, n = 7 for HS). Treatments with different superscript letters were significantly different at P < 0.05