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Table 3 Effect of the dietary inclusion of HI larva meal on the nutrients apparent digestibility of Muscovy ducks (n = 6)

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

Age Apparent digestibility Dietary treatmentsa SEM P -value
HI0 HI3 HI6 HI9 Linear Quadratic
3–17 d DM 0.960 0.960 0.960 0.953 0.002 0.174 0.315
CP 0.852 0.872 0.828 0.817 0.007 0.010 0.195
EE 0.945 0.967 0.963 0.962 0.002 0.003 0.085
OM 0.963 0.963 0.966 0.962 0.001 0.853 0.453
18–38 d DM 0.953 0.956 0.962 0.960 0.002 0.086 0.511
CP 0.800 0.802 0.802 0.828 0.005 0.085 0.269
EE 0.958 0.966 0.968 0.977 0.002 < 0.001 0.891
OM 0.958 0.964 0.967 0.963 0.001 0.215 0.168
39–50 d DM 0.943 0.948 0.952 0.953 0.002 0.099 0.703
CP 0.733 0.682 0.715 0.718 0.012 0.913 0.259
EE 0.953 0.958 0.965 0.983 0.003 < 0.001 0.092
OM 0.950 0.953 0.958 0.958 0.002 0.072 0.642
  1. HI Hermetia illucens, SEM standard error of the mean, DM dry matter, CP crude protein, EE ether extract
  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