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Table 5 Effects of dietary BSF larva meal inclusion on serum protein electrophoresis of the piglets (n = 12, end of the trial)

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
Albumin, % 45.73 46.41 47.50 0.372 0.056 0.789
Albumin, g/dL 3.07 2.79 2.84 0.092 0.335 0.398
Alpha globulin, % 25.00 25.63 25.01 0.280 0.988 0.307
Alpha globulin, g/dL 1.67 1.55 1.50 0.054 0.209 0.746
Beta globulin, % 17.02 16.43 16.41 0.186 0.198 0.467
Beta globulin, g/dL 1.13 0.99 0.98 0.033 0.080 0.307
Gamma globulin, % 12.26 11.53 11.08 0.381 0.227 0.868
Gamma globulin, g/dL 0.80 0.70 0.66 0.034 0.106 0.673
  1. BSF black soldier fly; SEM standard error of the Smean; BSF0 = control diet; BSF5 = 5% inclusion level 5% inclusion level of black soldier fly meal; BSF10 = 10% inclusion level of black soldier fly meal