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Table 5 Morphometric parameters and relations between morphometric parameters as well as relations to performance in piglets

From: Nutrient digestibility, organ morphometry and performance in vaccinated or non-vaccinated Lawsonia intracellularis infected piglets

  Total value and relations of parameters
Parameter /Organ Vac Non-vac/cs- Non-vac/cs+
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Length (m)
 Nose-rump 0.89 0.03 0.90 0.03 0.90 0.05
 Small intestine 15.9ab 1.57 14.6b 1.12 16.2a 1.37
 Caecum 0.22 0.02 0.21 0.02 0.21 0.01
 Colon 3.03 0.39 2.98 0.28 2.96 0.31
Relation body weight to nose rump and organ length (kg/m)
 Nose-rump 30.4a 1.44 29.7ab 1.59 28.2b 2.02
 Small intestine 1.72ab 0.21 1.83a 0.17 1.56b 0.12
 Caecum 123 7.83 126 18.9 123 11.3
 Colon 8.98 0.95 9.03 1.11 8.60 1.03
Relation ADG to nose rump and organ length (g/m)
 Nose-rump 1010a 78.6 953ab 71.7 875b 128
 Small intestine 57.1a 9.44 58.7a 6.57 48.3b 6.85
 Caecum 4070 300 4056 635 3808 622
 Colon 299 45.9 289 35.1 267 48.7
  1. Vac vaccinated with Enterisol® Ileitis, Non-vac/cs- not vaccinated, clinically no signs, Non-vac/cs + not vaccinated, clinical signs
  2. a,bValues within a row with different superscripts differ significantly at P < 0.05