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Table 4 Effect of probiotics dietary supplementation on small intestine length and histo-morphological parameters (mean ± SE) of NZW rabbits

From: Probiotics role of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Bacillus subtilis in improving the health status of rabbits’ gastrointestinal tract

Item Experimental groups
R1 R2 R3 R4
Small intestine length, (cm)* 138.5c ± 0.87 152.1b ± 1.40 159.0a ± 1.70 152.5b ± 2.00
Villus height, (µm) 359.7b ± 18.04 446.1a ± 13.40 423.5ab ± 16.13 473.7a ± 12.36
Crypt depth, (µm) 68.7b ± 0.33 81.2a ± 2.29 80.2a ± 4.12 88.1a ± 3.02
Villus height: crypt depth 5.24 ± 0.34 5.59 ± 0.28 5.28 ± 0.22 5.60 ± 0.28
Musculosa depth, (µm) 112.8a ± 11.86 86.9b ± 3.44 94.1b ± 5.61 79.0b ± 2.90
  1. * Each value is a mean of five replicates.
  2. R1: control; R2: 0.1% S. cerevisiae; R3: 0.1% B. subtilis; R4: 0.05% S. cerevisiae + 0.05% B. subtilis
  3. a, b and c: Means in the same row with different superscripts are significantly different at (P ≤ 0.05).
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