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Table 4 Effect of oridonin on the height of villi and crypt depth (μm) in the jejunum of broilers challenged with S. pullorum

From: Effect of dietary oridonin supplementation on growth performance, gut health, and immune response of broilers infected with Salmonella pullorum

Items Diet SEM3 P-value
CON SCC O1 O2 O3
Day 7
 Villus height 1312a 1173b 1326a 1329a 1333a 17.56 0.007
 Crypt depth 245b 294a 285ab 272ab 248b 5.78 0.004
 V/C1 5.36a 4.00b 4.65ab 4.89ab 5.38a 0.74 0.026
Day 14
 Villus height 1228 1185 1314 1357 1362 23.55 0.449
 Crypt depth 241 245 242 232 229 8.67 0.984
 V/C1 5.10 4.84 5.43 5.85 5.95 0.24 0.619
Day 21
 Villus height 1464 1314 1396 1439 1461 45.59 0.744
 Crypt depth 191 194 193 190 192 5.16 0.984
 V/C1 7.66 6.78 7.22 7.57 7.63 0.27 0.185
  1. 1V/C = Villus height / Crypt depth
  2. 2CON = nonchallenge control, SCC = Salmonella-challenged control, O1 = S. pullorum challenge fed the basal diet plus 50 mg/kg ORI; O2 = S. pullorum challenge fed the basal diet plus 80 mg/kg ORI, O3 = S. pullorum challenge fed the basal diet plus 100 mg/kg ORI
  3. 3SEM = standard error of mean
  4. 4,a,bValues within a row not sharing the same superscript are different at P < 0.05; n = 6