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Table 6 Effects of dietary Hermetia illucens (HI) larva meal inclusion level on the histopathological scores 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

  HI0 HI5 HI10 HI15 SEM P-value
Spleen 1.08 1.17 1.33 0.83 0.09 0.259
Thymus 0.17 0.00 0.25 0.33 0.06 0.312
Bursa of Fabricius 1.08 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.09 0.430
Liver 0.92 0.50 0.92 0.33 0.11 0.174
Heart No alterations
Kidney No alterations
  1. Data are expressed as mean values of the scores attributed to the histopathological alterations (0 = absent/minimal; 1 = mild; 2 = severe)
  2. HI Hermetia illucens, SEM standard error of the mean