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Table 1 Ingredient and nutrient composition of experimental diets (%, as-fed basis)a

From: Long-term effects of early antibiotic intervention on blood parameters, apparent nutrient digestibility, and fecal microbial fermentation profile in pigs with different dietary protein levels

Age range, d:
Ingredient, %
42 to 77 77 to 120 120 to 185
LP-16% NP-20% LP-14% NP-18% LP-10% NP-14%
Corn 68.00 63.70 68.90 58.00 82.40 71.10
Soybean meal 18.00 21.00 18.80 29.38 8.71 19.13
Wheat bran 6.00 8.00 2.00 4.00
Whey power 4.30 4.30
Fishmeal 3.20 8.00
Soybean oil 2.70 0.70 2.56 1.60 2.50 2.00
Dicalcium phosphate 0.85 0.10 0.78 0.65 0.90 0.80
Calcium carbonate 0.50 0.36 0.89 0.89 0.82 0.90
Sodium chloride 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.30
Vitamin mixtureb 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20
Mineral mixtureb 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80
L-Lysine 0.65 0.33 0.49 0.17 0.78 0.48
DL-Methionine 0.20 0.09 0.10 0.20 0.11
L-Threonine 0.24 0.10 0.15 0.01 0.30 0.15
L-Tryptophane 0.06 0.02 0.03 0.09 0.03
Calculated contentc, %
MEd, MJ/kg 14.02 14.02 13.82 13.80 13.81 13.82
SID AAe, %       
 Lysine 1.23 1.23 0.99 0.98 0.98 0.99
 Methionine + Cysteine 0.68 0.68 0.56 0.56 0.60 0.56
 Threonine 0.73 0.73 0.59 0.60 0.61 0.60
 Trptophane 0.20 0.20 0.17 0.20 0.18 0.17
Analyzed nutrient compositionf, %
 Crude protein 16.63 20.11 14.03 18.02 10.18 14.06
  1. aThe pigs of control and antibiotic groups were divided to 1 of 2 treatment groups (normal vs. low CP diet) after d 42. LP low protein diet, NP normal protein diet
  2. bProvided per kilogram of diet: vitamin A, 2.85 million IU; vitamin D3, 0.6 million IU; vitamin E, 67.50 IU; vitamin K3, 750 mg; vitamin B1,750 mg; vitamin B2, 1500 mg; vitamin B6, 900 mg; vitamin B12, 7.5 mg; nicotinic acid, 7500 mg; folic acid, 300 mg; calcium pantothenate, 3750 mg; biotin, 37.5 mg; vitamin B4, 100 mg; antioxidants, 15 mg; Cu (CuSO4 .5H2O), 60 mg; Fe (FeSO4 .H2O), 51.6 mg; Co (CoCl2), 50 mg; Mn (MnSO4 .H2O), 25 mg; Zn (ZnSO4 .H2O), 21.2 mg; Zn (ZnO), 6 mg; I (KI), 3.9 mg; Se (Na2SeO3), 3.0 mg; Carrier (Sepiolite) 604.3 mg
  3. cCalculate values according to NRC [16]
  4. dME = metabolizable energy
  5. eSID AA = standardized ileal digestible AA
  6. fAnalytical results obtained according to AOAC [17]