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Table 1 Ingredient and calculated nutrient composition of basal diet, as-fed basisa

From: Optimal dietary copper requirements and relative bioavailability for weanling pigs fed either copper proteinate or tribasic copper chloride

Ingredient Content, % Calculated nutrient value  
Ground corn 38 DE, Mcal/kg 3.42
Expanded corn 20 CP, % 18.70
Soybean meal 8 EE, % 3.75
Fermented soybean meal 10 Ca, % 0.91
Extruded soybean 7 P, % 0.68
Fishmeal 3 Av. P, % 0.50
Whey powder 6 Lys, % 1.29
Glucose 2 Thr, % 0.82
Soybean oil 2 Met, % 0.38
Calcium citrate 1   
Dicalcium phosphate 1   
Premix1 2   
Total 100   
  1. a Provided per kilogram of diet: vitamin A, 14,000 IU; vitamin D 2,800 IU; vitamin E, 100 IU; vitamin K, 4 mg; vitamin B1, 4 mg; vitamin B2, 10 mg, vitamin B6, 6 mg, vitamin B12, 60 μg, biotin, 300 μg, folic acid, 15 mg, pantothenic acid, 40 mg; 0.6 mg I as Ca (IO3)2; 150 mg Fe as FeSO4; 40 mg Mn as MnSO4; 800 mg Zn as ZnO; 0.4 mg Se as Na2SeO3; and 1,200 FTU/kg phytase. Different sources of copper replaced the cornstarch in premix to create different dietary treatments containing 0, 5, 10, 20, 40, 80, 160 and 200 mg/kg Cu