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Table 1 Composition and nutrient levels of the experimental basal diet, on an as-fed basis unless stated otherwise, %

From: Dietary encapsulated essential oils and organic acids mixture improves gut health in broiler chickens challenged with necrotic enteritis

Items1 to 21 d22 to 42 d
Composition, %
 Corn (CP 7.8%)39.7057.0
 Wheat powder05
 Wheat19.00
 Soybean meal (CP 46.0%)33.030.0
 Soybean oil4.004.40
 Limestone-calcium carbonate1.501.50
 Calcium hydrogen phosphate1.501.36
 Phytase0.020.03
DL-Methionine, 98%0.270.19
L-Lysine HCl, 78%0.200.11
 Sodium chloride0.300.30
 Vitamin premix10.030.03
 Mineral premix20.200.20
 Choline chloride, 50%0.250.15
 Ethoxyquin, 33%0.050.03
 Total100100
Calculated nutrient levels3
 Metabolizable energy, kcal/kg3015.553101.20
 Crude protein, %21.3719.27
 Calcium, %0.990.93
 Available phosphorus %0.450.43
 Lysine, %1.201.05
 Methionine, %0.570.46
 Methionine + Cysteine, %0.900.78
  1. 1Vitamin premix provided per kg of complete diet: vitamin A (retinyl acetate), 12,500 IU; vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), 2,500 IU; vitamin E (DL-a-tocopherol acetate), 30 IU; vitamin K3 (menadione sodium bisulfate), 2.65 mg; vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin), 0.025 mg; biotin, 0.30 mg; folic acid, 1.25 mg; nicotinic acid, 50 mg; D-pantothenic acid, 12 mg; pyridoxine hydrochloride, 6.0 mg; riboflavin, 6.5 mg; thiamine mononitrate, 3.0 mg
  2. 2Mineral premix provided per kg of complete diet: iron, 80 mg; copper, 8 mg; manganese, 100 mg; zinc, 80 mg; iodine, 0.35 mg; selenium, 0.15 mg
  3. 3Calculated value based on analysis of the experimental diets