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Table 4 The effect of dietary supplementation of AlphaGal to normal and low energy diets on the morph-metric measures of the small intestine of broiler chickens

From: Effect of dietary supplementation of alpha-galactosidase on the growth performance, ileal digestibility, intestinal morphology, and biochemical parameters in broiler chickens

Item Energy P-value AlphaGal (mg/kg diet) P-value Energy × AlphaGal P-value SEM
RED LED 0 50 RED+ 0 AlphaGal RED+ 50 AlphaGal LED+0 AlphaGal LED+50 AlphaGal
Duodenum
 Villous tall 1527.50a 1376.00b 0.00 1358.66b 1544.83a 0.00 1510.66a 1544.33a 1206.66b 1545.33a 0.00 43.40
 Crypt depth 487.00a 326.10b 0.02 338.16b 474.93a 0.00 480.00a 494.00a 196.33b 455.86a 0.00 37.04
Jejunum
 Villous tall 1278.66a 1052.33b 0.03 1069.50b 1261.50a 0.00 1287.66a 1269.66a 851.33b 1253.33a 0.00 56.14
 Crypt depth 532.50a 355.50b 0.05 351.16b 536.83a 0.00 526.00a 539.00a 176.33b 534.66a 0.00 46.90
Ileum
 Villous tall 1437.16 1416.33 0.91 1140.50b 1713.00a 0.00 1099.00b 1775.33a 1182.00b 1650.66a 0.00 90.28
 Crypt depth 191.66 199.83 0.93 160.50b 231.00a 0.00 155.66b 211.00a 165.33b 234.33a 0.00 0.11
  1. a,b)Means within the same column carrying different superscripts are significantly different at (P < 0.05)
  2. RED Recommended energy diet, LED Low energy diet “–120 kcal/kg diet”