Effects of NCLI and MCLI on the relative length, weights of intestine and morphology (^m) of intestinal mucosa in broilers
The effects of dietary NCLI and MCLI on the relative length and weight of small intestine in broilers are shown in Table 3.
During the overall experimental period the villus height in the jejunal mucosa in the MCLI group were higher (p<0.
The present study showed change in the relative weight of the jejunum in birds fed with NCLI or MCLI supplemented diet (p<0.
Effects of NCLI (2%) and MCLI (2%) on the activities of digestive enzymes of the intestinal contents in broilers (U/g)
As shown in Table 5, NCLI and MCLI had an effect on digestive enzyme activities of duodenum content.
In the present experiment, supplementation with NCLI and MCLI could significant improved the activities of the digestive enzymes in the small intestinal contents (p<0.
The supplementation of NCLI and MCLI into the diets of broiler chicks can exert beneficial effect in the gut morphology, gut development and gut digestive enzyme activity.