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Table 1 Effects of galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) on the intestinal growth parameters in LPS-challenged piglets (n = 6)

From: Early-life galacto-oligosaccharides supplementation alleviates the small intestinal oxidative stress and dysfunction of lipopolysaccharide-challenged suckling piglets

Item CON LPS LPS + GOS P value
SI1 weight, g 137.02 ± 2.74b 138.35 ± 2.58b 146.85 ± 4.79a < 0.001
SI length, m 6.32 ± 0.16b 6.33 ± 0.15b 6.88 ± 0.24a < 0.001
SI weight/SI length, g/m 21.70 ± 0.62 21.88 ± 0.61 21.34 ± 0.24 0.221
SI weight/body weight, g/kg 32.37 ± 1.27 32.67 ± 1.60 32.66 ± 0.82 0.217
SI length/body weight, m/kg 1.49 ± 0.07 1.49 ± 0.06 1.58 ± 0.03 0.031
  1. 1SI Small intestine
  2. a,bValues in the same row with different superscripts are significantly different (P < 0.05)