Table 1.

Body mass, morphological response variable and sample size for the two experimental groups of caimans

DayBody massDuodenumSmall intestineLiverN
Feeding
04.5±0.655.8±1.75a,b,c5.7±1.81a,b,c,d21.4±3.7415
34.5±0.657.2±1.74b,c7.0±1.83c,d21.0±5.1615
64.5±0.657.1±1.70a,b,c7.3±1.32d27.3±7.1815
94.5±0.657.7±1.81c7.2±0.86d27.9±4.2615
124.3±0.367.6±1.73c6.7±1.59b,c,d27.3±4.7511
144.3±0.426.6±1.29a,b,c5.1±0.64a,b24.7±3.4711
164.3±0.566.2±0.71a,b,c5.2±0.48a,b,c24.8±1.459
183.7±0.636.0±0.71a,b,c5.0±0.95a,b24.1±5.859
214.2±0.465.1±0.58a4.8±0.83a26.7±5.949
244.3±0.455.3±0.80a,b5.1±0.51a,b25.3±3.039
Fasting
013.5±3.695.9±1.47a5.3±1.19a28.4±7.4615
313.5±3.696.2±1.02a6.7±1.67a,b35.8±6.6415
613.2±3.6711.1±2.19c10.7±0.99c36.1±5.1214
915.9±3.5610.3±2.27b,c10.1±1.59b,c39.6±6.9111
1214.4±3.548.4±1.60a,b,c8.5±1.21a,b,c37.2±6.109
1412.8±3.707.6±1.18a,b6.8±1.87a,b36.6±9.119
1614.6±2.497.6±1.19a,b7.5±2.54a,b,c29.3±6.688
1815.1±3.837.5±1.40a6.7±1.92a,b31.4±4.769
2113.3±3.656.6±1.29a,b-29.9±9.107
2413.3±3.927.5±1.85a7.4±2.03a,b,c28.1±4.557
  • Values are mean ± s.d. of body mass, thickness of the duodenal mucosa, thickness of the small intestinal mucosa, and liver size when measured with ultrasonography. Within each group, values denoted by different letters differ significantly according to Tukey's HSD post hoc test for comparison of multiple means, α<0.05.