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Table 1 The composition and nutrients of basal dieta

From: Effects of dietary supplementation of probiotic, Clostridium butyricum, on growth performance, immune response, intestinal barrier function, and digestive enzyme activity in broiler chickens challenged with Escherichia coli K88

Ingredient Content, % Chemical composition Content
Corn 55.23 CP, % 20.90
Soybean meal 30.67 ME, Mcal/kg 3.00
Wheat shorts 4.00 Calcium, % 1.00
Fish mealb 3.00 Total P, % 0.65
Soybean oilc 2.90 Available P, % 0.45
DL-Methionine 0.27 Methionine + cysteine, % 0.90
NaCl 0.27 Lysine, % 1.05
Limestone 1.33   
Calcium phosphate 1.33   
Vitamin-mineral premixd 1.00   
  1. aNutrient level of the diets was based on NRC (1994)
  2. bCrude protein content is 62.5% and metabolizable energy is 2.79 Mcal/kg
  3. cMetabolizable energy is 8.8 Mcal/kg
  4. dSupplied per kilogram of diet: vitamin A(retinyl acetate), 1,500 IU; cholecalciferol, 200 IU; vitamin E(DL-α-tocopheryl acetate), 10 IU; riboflavin, 3.5 mg; pantothenic acid, 10 mg; niacin, 30 mg; cobalamin, 10μg; choline chloride, 1,000 mg; biotin, 0.15 mg; folic acid, 0.5 mg; thiamine 1.5 mg; pyridoxine 3.0 mg; Fe, 80 mg; Zn, 40 mg; Mn, 60 mg; I, 0.18 mg; Cu, 8 mg; Se, 0.15 mg