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Table 1 Diet composition and nutrient levels

From: In vitro antibacterial activity of thymol and carvacrol and their effects on broiler chickens challenged with Clostridium perfringens

Item (%, unless otherwise indicated) Starter diets (day 0–21) Grower diets (day 22–28)
Ingredient
 Wheat 62.75 68.5
 Soybean meal 29.61 23.72
 Soybean oil 3.40 4.00
 Dicalcium phosphate 1.91 1.63
 Limestone 1.04 0.96
 Sodium chloride 0.35 0.35
 Choline chloride (50 %) 0.25 0.25
 L-Lysine (99 %) 0.25 0.24
 DL-Methionine (98 %) 0.19 0.11
 Antioxidants 0.03 0.03
 Trace mineral premix a 0.20 0.20
 Vitamin premix b 0.02 0.02
Calculated nutrient levels  
 Metabolizable energy (Mcal/kg) 2.90 2.98
 Protein 21.00 19.00
 Calcium 1.00 0.90
 Available phosphorus 0.45 0.40
 Lysine 1.15 1.00
 Methionine 0.50 0.40
  1. a The trace mineral premix provided the following (per kilogram of diet): manganese, 100 mg; zinc, 75 mg; iron, 80 mg; copper, 8 mg; selenium, 0.25 mg; iodine, 0.35 mg
  2. b The vitamin premix provided the following (per kilogram of diet): vitamin A, 18750 IU; vitamin D3, 3750 IU; vitamin E, 28 IU; vitamin K3, 3.975 mg; thiamine mononitrate, 3 mg; riboflavin, 9 mg; vitamin B12, 0.0375 mg; d-biotin, 0.150 mg; folic acid, 1.875 mg; d-calcium pantothenate, 18 mg; nicotinic acid, 75 mg