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Table 2 Intestinal morphology of non-infected pigs (NC), Lawsonia intracellularis inoculated pigs (PC), and vaccinated Lawsonia intracellularis inoculated pigs (VAC)

From: Lawsonia intracellularis infected enterocytes lack sucrase-isomaltase which contributes to reduced pig digestive capacity

  Treatment
NC PC VAC SEM P value
Ileum
 Villus height, μm 453ab 388b 467a 20.28 0.020
 Crypt depth, μm 267 271 285 9.49 0.331
 Villus:Crypt 1.74a 1.46b 1.67a 0.057 0.005
Cecum crypt depth, μm 547b 603ab 614a 17.92 0.026
Colon crypt depth, μm 575b 660a 685a 20.89 0.002
  1. a,bMeans with differing superscripts differ significantly at P  <  0.05.