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Table 1 Ingredients and calculated nutrient composition of the gestation diet1

From: Impact of dietary l-arginine supply during early gestation on myofiber development in newborn pigs exposed to intra-uterine crowding

Item Gestation diet
Ingredients, % as-fed
 Barley 25.0
 Oat 20.0
 Dried sugar beet pulp 14.3
 Wheat bran 10.0
 Soybean meal 5.7
 Dried apple pomace 5.6
 Dried whole maize plant 5.0
 Animal fat (70% lard and 30 % tallow) 3.0
 Linseed meal 2.0
 Potato protein 2.0
 Rapeseed meal 2.0
 Molasses 2.0
 Dicalcium phosphate 1.16
 Calcium carbonate 0.75
 Sodium chloride 0.56
 Pellan2 0.40
 Vitamin-mineral premix3 0.40
 Amino acids4, %
   l-lysine HCl 0.08
   l-threonine 0.06
Calculated composition, % DM
 Dry matter, % of wet weight 88.35
 Total ash 7.20
 Ether extract 6.80
 Crude protein 15.10
 Digestible energy, MJ/kg DM 13.70
  1. 1In the ARG group, the pellets were top dressed with 25 g l-arginine HCl/(sow·d), and in the Ctrl group, the pellets were top dressed with 43 g l-alanine/(sow·d)
  2. 2Binder that aids in pellet formation (Mikro-Technik, GmbH & Co. KG, Germany)
  3. 3Contains: vitamin A: 2,000,000 U/kg; vitamin D3: 200,000 U/kg; vitamin E: 10 g/kg; I: 137.4 mg/kg; Mn: 5 g/kg; Cu: 1.75 g/kg; Zn: 1.4 g/kg; Se: 50 mg/kg
  4. 4Calculated amino acid composition, g/kg DM: alanine: 6.42; arginine: 8.51; aspartate plus asparagine: 12.70; cystine: 3.15; glutamate plus glutamine: 27.50; glycine: 6.54; histidine: 3.42; isoleucine: 5.74; leucine: 10.72; lysine: 7.90; methionine: 2.46; phenylalanine: 7.00; proline: 9.59; serine: 6.73; threonine: 6.30; tryptophan: 1.83; tyrosine: 5.03; valine: 7.38