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Table 2 Effect of the dietary HI larva meal inclusion on the growth performance of female ducks (n = 6)

From: Nutritional effects of the dietary inclusion of partially defatted Hermetia illucens larva meal in Muscovy duck

Items Age Dietary treatmentsa SEM P-value
HI0 HI3 HI6 HI9 Linear Quadratic
LW, g 3 d 70.70 70.41 72.65 71.51 0.60 0.405 0.733
17 d 575.44 567.31 572.56 575.74 4.76 0.893 0.582
38 d 1906.79 1861.96 1797.10 1900.12 14.18 0.426 0.005
50 d 2540.57 2511.14 2456.14 2554.84 20.13 0.946 0.123
ADG, g/d 3–17 d 36.05 35.49 35.71 36.02 0.32 0.974 0.529
18–38 d 63.40 61.65 58.31 63.07 0.69 0.417 0.011
39–50 d 52.81 54.10 54.92 54.56 1.14 0.582 0.738
3–50 d 52.55 51.93 50.71 52.84 0.43 0.926 0.125
DFI, g/d 3–17 d 53.69 53.45 52.16 51.85 0.59 0.226 0.979
18–38 d 142.03 139.06 136.99 139.92 1.28 0.481 0.273
39–50 d 167.48 170.82 160.32 171.80 2.83 0.924 0.485
3–50 d 120.58 121.32 117.58 121.48 1.20 0.927 0.530
FCR, g/g 3–17 d 1.49 1.51 1.46 1.44 0.01 0.099 0.489
18–38 d 2.24 2.26 2.35 2.22 0.03 0.913 0.159
39–50 d 3.17 3.17 2.93 3.18 0.051 0.639 0.220
3–50 d 2.29 2.34 2.32 2.30 0.019 0.925 0.406
  1. HI Hermetia illucens, SEM standard error of the mean, LW live weight, ADG average daily gain, DFI daily feed intake, FCR feed conversion ratio
  2. aFour dietary treatments: HI0 = control; HI3 = 3% inclusion level of Hermetia illucens; HI6 = 6% inclusion level of Hermetia illucens; HI9 = 9% inclusion level of Hermetia illucens