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Table 1 Composition (as-is basis) of experimental diets, Exp. 1

From: Effects of a novel bacterial phytase expressed in Aspergillus Oryzae on digestibility of calcium and phosphorus in diets fed to weanling or growing pigs

Ingredient, % Diet
  Positive control Negative control 500 phytase 1,000 phytase 2,000 phytase 4,000 phytase
 Ground corn 60.60 60.60 60.60 60.60 60.60 60.60
 Soybean meal, (48% CP) 32.00 32.00 32.00 32.00 32.00 32.00
 Soybean oil 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00
 Limestone 0.90 0.90 0.90 0.90 0.90 0.90
 Dicalcium phosphate 1.65 - - - - -
 Cornstarch - 1.65 1.625 1.60 1.55 1.45
 L-lysine•HCL 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15
 Salt 0.40 0.40 0.40 0.40 0.40 0.40
 Phytase premix 1 - - 0.025 0.05 0.10 0.20
 Vitamin and mineral premix 2 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.30
 Mecadox premix 3 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Total 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
  1. 1Ronozyme HiPhos, DSM Nutritional Products, Parsippany, NJ. Produced by mixing 3.4% of concentrated phytase (58,700 units/g) and 96.6% cornstarch.
  2. 2The vitamin-micromineral premix provided the following quantities of vitamins and micro minerals per kilogram of complete diet: Vitamin A as retinyl acetate, 11,128 IU; vitamin D3 as cholecalciferol, 2,204 IU; vitamin E as DL-alphatocopheryl acetate, 66 IU; vitamin K as menadione nicotinamide bisulfate, 1.42 mg; thiamin as thiamine mononitrate, 0.24 mg; riboflavin, 6.58 mg; pyridoxine as pyridoxine hydrochloride, 0.24 mg; vitamin B12, 0.03 mg; D-pantothenic acid as D-calcium pantothenate, 23.5 mg; niacin as nicotinamide, 1.0 mg, and nicotinic acid, 43.0 mg; folic acid, 1.58 mg; biotin, 0.44 mg; Cu, 10 mg as copper sulfate; Fe, 125 mg as iron sulfate; I, 1.26 mg as potassium iodate; Mn, 60 mg as manganese sulfate; Se, 0.3 mg as sodium selenite; and Zn, 100 mg as zinc oxide.
  3. 3The Mecadox premix (Phibro Animal Health, NJ) provided 55 mg per kg of Carbadox to the complete diet.