Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 4 Effects of diet, intestinal segment and interaction between diet and intestinal segment on the intestinal morphometric indices of the broiler chickens (n = 16)

From: Black soldier fly defatted meal as a dietary protein source for broiler chickens: Effects on growth performance, blood traits, gut morphology and histological features

Index Fixed effect d.f.c F P-value
Vh, mm Dieta 3 2.893 0.038
Intestinal segmentb 2 53.448 < 0.001
Diet × Intestinal segment 6 0.922 0.482
Cd, mm Diet 3 3.223 0.040
Intestinal segment 2 10.130 < 0.001
Diet × Intestinal segment 6 1.988 0.072
Vh/Cd, mm/mm Diet 3 5.024 0.002
Intestinal segment 2 17.858 < 0.001
Diet × Intestinal segment 6 2.274 0.040
  1. Vh villus height, Cd crypt depth, Vh/Cd villus height to crypt depth ratio
  2. aFour dietary treatments: HI0 = 0% inclusion level of Hermetia illucens; HI5 = 5% inclusion level of Hermetia illucens; HI10 = 10% inclusion level of Hermetia illucens; HI15 = 15% inclusion level of Hermetia illucens
  3. bThree intestinal segments: duodenum, jejunum and ileum
  4. cDegrees of freedom