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Table 6 Organ mass and relation of body weight and average daily gains to mass of organs

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

Parameter / Organ Total value and relations of parameters
Vac Non-vac/cs- Non-vac/cs+
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Mass (g)
 Stomach 236 31.2 243 22.6 230 22.1
 Small intestine 1173 82.7 1142 124 1165 173
 Caecum 74.8a 8.94 72.8a 14.6 60.2b 9.41
 Colon 418 78.9 439 57.8 400 58.0
Relation body weight to organ mass (g/g)
 Stomach 115 10.6 110 7.40 110 7.46
 Small intestine 23.1 1.95 23.5 2.60 22.0 2.72
 Caecum 363b 32.2 376ab 54.0 429a 71.6
 Colon 66.3 11.6 61.3 4.65 64.2 9.48
Relation ADG to organ mass (g/g)
 Stomach 3.83a 0.48 3.53ab 0.31 3.39b 0.34
 Small intestine 0.76 0.06 0.75 0.09 0.68 0.12
 Caecum 12.0 1.00 12.0 1.67 13.3 3.15
 Colon 2.22 0.50 1.96 0.17 1.99 0.43
  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