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Table 1 Composition and nutrient levels of the basal diets for sows during lactation (as-fed basis)a

From: Transfer of β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate from sows to their offspring and its impact on muscle fiber type transformation and performance in pigs

Ingredient Percent
Corn 63.50
Soybean meal 23.00
Fish meal 3.00
Wheat bran 5.00
Soybean oil 2.50
L-Lysine HCl (98%) 0.08
Limestone 0.87
Dicalcium phosphate 1.00
Choline chloride (50%) 0.15
Salt 0.40
Vitamin and mineral premixb 0.50
Calculated nutrient levelsc  
 CP, %d 17.90
 ME, MJ /kgd 13.65
 Ca, %d 0.78
 TP, %d 0.63
 AP, %d 0.41
 Total Lys, %e 1.02
 Total Met + Cys, %d 0.58
 Total Leu, %e 1.51
  1. aThe HMB group diet was formed by supplementing 2.0 g/kg HMB-Ca to the basal diets
  2. bProvided per kg of diet: copper, 20 mg; iron, 80 mg; zinc, 100 mg; manganese, 25 mg; selenium, 0.15 mg; iodine, 0.14 mg, vitamin A, 4000 IU; vitamin D3, 800 IU; vitamin E, 441 IU; menadione, 0.5 mg; thiamine, 1.0 mg; riboflavin, 3.75 mg; vitamin B6, 1.0 mg; vitamin B12, 15 μg; niacin, 10 mg; D-pantothenic acid, 12 mg; folic acid, 1.3 mg; D-biotin, 200 μg for gestation and lactation diet
  3. cThe nutrient composition of diets were calculated using nutrition value for the ingredients obtained from China Feed Information Database 2013 (24)
  4. dCalculated values
  5. eAnalyzed values