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Table 6 Intestinal morphology of piglets at 21 days of age as affected by dietary AGP and MOA supplementation1

From: Microencapsulated essential oils combined with organic acids improves immune antioxidant capacity and intestinal barrier function as well as modulates the hindgut microbial community in piglets

Item Ctrl AGP MOA SEM P-value
Duodenum
 VH, μm 310.18 288.90 325.98 17.76 0.48
 CD, μm 209.37 188.79 199.91 5.76 0.24
 VH:CD 1.49 1.53 1.64 0.13 0.75
Jejunum
 VH, μm 332.93 330.83 349.62 13.94 0.65
 CD, μm 202.92 204.89 208.05 7.05 0.88
 VH:CD 1.64 1.61 1.68 0.02 0.16
Ileum
 VH, μm 235.49 234.18 256.52 6.16 0.19
 CD, μm 145.10 149.68 159.82 5.59 0.36
 VH:CD 1.63 1.57 1.61 0.10 0.92
  1. VH Villus height, CD Crypt depth, VH:CD Villus height to crypt depth ratio
  2. a,bMeans in the same row with different superscripts are significantly different (P < 0.05)
  3. 1Control (Ctrl): a corn soybean meal-based diet. AGP: Ctrl + 75 mg/kg chlortetracycline. MOA: Ctrl + 1500 mg/kg MOA. n = 4