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Table 1 Ingredients and composition of the control diet of sowsa

From: Increased maternal consumption of methionine as its hydroxyl analog promoted neonatal intestinal growth without compromising maternal energy homeostasis

Ingredient kg Composition Percent
Corn 582 Calculated protein and AA contents d  
Wheat bran 60 CP 16.10
Soybean meal (CP 43 %) 240 Lysine 0.97
Fructose-glucose syrup 20 Methionine 0.25
Glucose 25 Methionine + Cystine 0.53
Soybean oil 35 Threonine 0.63
Lysine-HCl 1.45 Valine 0.83
Threonine 0.08 Analyzed AA contents  
Valine(99 %) 0.92 Total AA 16.39
Dicalcium phosphate 14.1 Lysine 1.01
Limestone 10.5 Methionine 0.30
Sodium chloride 4 Methionine + Cystine 0.61
Premix b, c 5 Threonine 0.63
Choline chloride (50 %) 2 Valine 0.91
Total 1000.05   
  1. aThe DL-methionine (DLM) and DL-2-hydroxy-4-methylthiobutanoic acid (HMTBA) diets were prepared by adding 1.34 kg of DLM (99 %) and 1.51 kg of HMTBA (88 %), respectively, to 1000.05 kg of the control (CON) diet at the expense of corn. Each diet (per kg) contained 14,200 kJ digestible energy. CP: Crude protein. bProvided per kg of diet: vitamin A, 12,000 IU; vitamin D3, 2800 IU; vitamin E, 100 mg; menadione, 3.5 mg; thiamine, 3.5 mg; riboflavin, 8.5 mg; niacin, 35 mg; d-panthothenic acid, 21 mg; vitamin B6, 3.5 mg; vitamin B12, 35 μg; d-biotin, 420 μg; folic acid, 2.5 mg. cProvided per kg of diet: copper, 10 mg; iron, 120 mg; manganese, 30 mg; zinc, 80 mg; iodine, 0.21 mg; selenium, 0.23 mg; antioxidant, 100 mg; anti-mould additive 500 mg. dCalculated according to NRC [10]