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Table 5 Apparent ileal digestibility of broilers fed with HI larvae meal and fat

From: Suitability of Hermetia illucens larvae meal and fat in broiler diets: effects on animal performance, apparent ileal digestibility, gut histology, and microbial metabolites

 Items, % Protein × Fat SE P-value Protein (LSMean) SE P-value Fat (LSMean) SE P-value
S + 0 L S + 50 L S + 100 L L + 0 L L + 50 L L + 100 L S L 0 L 50 L 100 L
Dry matter 63.5 63.9 63.6 66.4 67.8 66.0 1.63 0.611 63.6 66.7 0.57 < 0.001 64.9 65.8 64.8 0.692 0.347
Organic matter 67.9 68.3 68.1 70.3 71.8 70.1 1.01 0.543 68.1 70.7 0.63 < 0.001 69.1 70.0 69.1 0.721 0.285
Crude protein 73.1 73.2 73.8 71.4 72.4 74.8 1.18 0.350 73.4 72.8 0.67 0.488 72.3v 72.8uv 74.3u 0.799 0.081
Fat 88.7 85.7y 88.7 88.7 92.1z 91.0 2.26 0.084 87.7 90.6 1.48 0.022 88.7 88.9 89.9 1.649 0.712
  1. S, soybean meal; L; 15% of SBM crude protein substituted with HI larvae meal CP; S + 0 L, SBM + 0HI larvae fat; S + 50 L, SBM + 50% HI larvae fat; S + 100 L, SBM+ 100% HI larvae fat; L + 0 L, HI larvae meal+ 0HI larvae fat; L + 50 L, HI larvae meal+ 50% HI larvae fat; L + 100 L, HI larvae meal+ 100% HI larvae fat
  2. y,z Protein sources at the same HI larvae fat (50, 100%) level differ by trend (0.05 ≤ p ≤ 0.10) if having different superscripts
  3. u,v indicate differences by trend (0.05 ≤ P ≤ 0.10) for the main effect of fat source
  4. SE Standard error