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Table 3 Effects of dietary BSF larva meal inclusion on nutrient digestibility in the piglets (n = 4, end of both feeding phases)

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
DM Phase I 0.960 0.955 0.959 0.003 0.924 0.503
Phase II 0.958 0.954 0.958 0.003 0.926 0.534
OM Phase I 0.965 0.960 0.964 0.003 0.857 0.524
Phase II 0.964 0.960 0.964 0.003 0.913 0.518
CP Phase I 0.803 0.808 0.828 0.012 0.443 0.805
Phase II 0.766 0.777 0.795 0.015 0.466 0.916
EE Phase I 0.811 0.857 0.856 0.014 0.220 0.442
Phase II 0.853 0.828 0.865 0.012 0.716 0.291
  1. BSF black soldier fly; DM dry matter; OM organic matter; CP crude protein; EE ether extract; SEM standard error of the mean; BSF0 = control diet; BSF5 = 5% inclusion level 5% inclusion level of black soldier fly meal; BSF10 = 10% inclusion level of black soldier fly meal