Vitamin A deficiency induces morphometric changes and decreased functionality in chicken small intestine.

@article{Uni1998VitaminAD,
  title={Vitamin A deficiency induces morphometric changes and decreased functionality in chicken small intestine.},
  author={Zehava Uni and Gidi Zaiger and Ram Reifen},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={1998},
  volume={80 4},
  pages={401-7}
}
The effect of vitamin A on chicken intestinal mucosal morphology and functionality was tested in relation to severe and mild vitamin A deficiency and vitamin A repletion. Compared with rats and mice, chickens have a very quick response to a deficient dietary intake. Severe vitamin A deficiency altered the small intestine of chickens at both the biochemical and the morphological levels. It caused the loss of mucosal protein, reduced villus height and crypt depth and diminished activities of… CONTINUE READING

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