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Table 1 Ingredient and chemical composition of the experimental diets

From: Protective effects of taurine against muscle damage induced by diquat in 35 days weaned piglets

Items  Taurine
  CON/DIQ LT (0.15%) MT (0.30%) HT (0.60%)
Ingredient composition, %
 Corn 64.15 64.23 64.38 64.61
 Soybean meal 19.80 19.40 19.00 18.10
 Soybean protein concentrate 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00
 Dried whey 4.30 4.30 4.30 4.30
 Fish meal 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00
 Soya bean oil 0.35 0.50 0.60 0.90
 Taurine 0.00 0.15 0.30 0.60
 Lysine 0.36 0.37 0.37 0.41
 Methionine 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.13
 Threonine 0.09 0.10 0.10 0.11
 Tryptophan 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.02
 CaHPO4 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
 Limestone 0.52 0.52 0.52 0.52
 NaCl 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.30
 1% Premixa 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Nutrient level, %
 Digestible energy, MJ/kgb 14.59 14.59 14.58 14.57
 Crude protein 20.11 20.12 20.11 20.12
 SID Lysine 1.24 1.23 1.23 1.24
 SID Methionine + Cysteine 0.69 0.69 0.68 0.68
 SID Threonine 0.73 0.74 0.73 0.73
 SID Tryptophan 0.21 0.21 0.20 0.21
 Total calcium 0.49 0.48 0.48 0.48
 Total phosphorus 0.43 0.43 0.43 0.42
 Digestible phosphorus 0.22 0.22 0.22 0.21
 Taurineb 0.02 0.13 0.27 0.56
  1. aSupplied per kg of diet: CuSO4·5H2O, 19.8 mg; KI, 0.20 mg; FeSO4·7H2O, 400 mg; NaSeO3, 0.56 mg; ZnSO4·7H2O, 359 mg; MnSO4·H2O, 10.2 mg; vitamin K (menadione), 5 mg; vitamin B1, 2 mg; vitamin B2, 15 mg; vitamin B12, 30 μg; vitamin A, 5400 IU; vitamin D3, 110 IU; vitamin E, 18 IU; choline chloride, 80 mg; antioxidants: Ethoxyquin, 20 mg
  2. bMeasured nutrient levels (DM basis)