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Table 3 Effects of dietary supplementation of the lipid-coated ZnO Shield Zn® (SZ) vs. ZnO on intestinal mucosal morphology of weanling pigs (Exp. 1)

From: Effects of dietary supplementation of a lipid-coated zinc oxide product on the fecal consistency, growth, and morphology of the intestinal mucosa of weanling pigs

Item ZnO (mg Zn/kg) SZ (mg Zn/kg) SEM P value
  100 2500 100 200   
Duodenuma)
 VH (μm) 290 293 271 244 19 0.260
 CD (μm) 216 236 208 226 13 0.504
 VH:CD ratio 1.35 1.27 1.34 1.07 0.11 0.261
Jejunuma)
 VH (μm) 297 280 276 245 16 0.187
 CD (μm) 209 234 206 205 12 0.685
 VH:CD ratio 1.43 1.28 1.37 1.22 0.11 0.540
Ileuma)
 VH (μm) 234 223 257 224 10 0.089
 CD(μm) 171 182 176 181 14 0.947
 VH:CD ratio 1.39 1.27 1.48 1.28 0.08 0.223
  1. Exp. experiment, SEM standard error of mean, VH villus height, CD crypt depth
  2. a)Data are means of 6 pens, with one animal analyzed per pen