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Table 2 Effects of dietary BSF larva meal inclusion on growth performance of the piglets (n = 4)

From: Partially defatted black soldier fly larva meal inclusion in piglet diets: effects on the growth performance, nutrient digestibility, blood profile, gut morphology and histological features

Items  Dietary treatments SEM P-value
BSF0 BSF5 BSF10 Linear Quadratic
BW, kg Initial 6.10 6.09 6.09 0.005 0.620 0.621
End Phase I 12.06 12.00 12.34 0.191 0.576 0.643
End Phase II 31.88 32.23 33.06 0.457 0.708 0.587
WG, kg Phase I 5.96 5.91 6.24 0.190 0.574 0.656
Phase II 19.81 20.23 20.72 0.498 0.399 0.894
Total 25.78 26.14 26.96 0.581 0.361 0.791
ADG, kg/d Phase I 0.26 0.26 0.27 0.008 0.574 0.656
Phase II 0.52 0.53 0.55 0.013 0.399 0.894
Total 0.42 0.43 0.44 0.010 0.361 0.791
ADFI, kg/d Phase I 0.35 0.37 0.38 0.012 0.420 0.944
Phase II 0.94 0.95 0.97 0.005 0.016 0.709
Total 0.72 0.73 0.75 0.006 0.069 0.922
FCR Phase I 1.35 1.42 1.41 0.030 0.578 0.479
Phase II 1.81 1.79 1.76 0.038 0.718 0.976
Total 1.71 1.70 1.70 0.033 0.848 0.888
  1. BSF black soldier fly; BW body weight; WG weight gain; ADG average daily gain; ADFI average daily feed intake; FCR feed conversion ratio; SEM standard error of the mean; BSF0 = control diet; BSF5 = 5% inclusion level of black soldier fly meal; BSF10 = 10% inclusion level of black soldier fly meal