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The structure of small intestinal tissue in pigs as influenced by indigestible polysaccharides

A. Tuśnio 1  ,  
E. Święch 1,  
M. Taciak 1,  
 
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The Kielanowski Institute of Animal Physiology and Nutrition, Polish Academy of Sciences, 05-110 Jabłonna, Poland
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2006;15(Suppl. 1):89–92
Publish date: 2006-09-21
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ABSTRACT
The experiment was carried out to investigate the effect of non-starch polysaccharides on the small intestinal morphology of pigs. Growing pigs were fed for 40 days on one of four diets differing in the level and type of polysaccharide. They received the control diet with or without 4 or 8% pectin or a diet with rye instead of part of the wheat. The influence of polysaccharides on the epithelial structure was evaluated in the duodenum, mid-jejunum and ileum. Increased crypt depth and mucosa thickness were found after feeding the diet with rye in all measured segments, whereas feeding the diets with 4 and 8% pectin caused an increase in myenteron thickness of the mid-jejunum and ileum, in comparison with other diets.
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A. Tuśnio   
The Kielanowski Institute of Animal Physiology and Nutrition, Polish Academy of Sciences, 05-110 Jabłonna, Poland
ISSN:1230-1388