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Table 1 Ingredients and nutrient composition of the basal diet for piglets (as-fed basis) (Exp. 1 and Exp. 2)

From: Dietary seaweed-derived polysaccharides improve growth performance of weaned pigs through maintaining intestinal barrier function and modulating gut microbial populations

Ingredients % Nutrient composition  
Extruded corn 48.50 Calculated composition  
Soybean meal 11.00 Digestible energy, MJ/kg 14.82
Extruded soybean 10.00 Crude protein, % 19.64
Broken rice 9.00 Calcium, % 0.81
Flour 8.00 Total phosphorus, % 0.60
Whey powder 6.00 Available phosphorus, % 0.41
Soybean oil 1.05 Lysine, % 1.43
Fish meal 2.50 Methionine, % 0.54
Limestone 1.00 Methionine and cystine, % 0.83
Dicalcium phosphate 0.90 Threonine, % 0.98
NaCl 0.30 Tryptophan, % 0.20
L-Lysine HCl, 78% 0.60 Analysed composition  
DL-Methionine, 99% 0.26 Crude protein, % 18.69
L-Threonine, 98.5% 0.34 Calcium, % 0.78
Choline chloride 0.10 Total phosphorus, % 0.61
Vitamin premixa 0.05   
Mineral premixb 0.40   
Total 100   
  1. a Provided the following per kilogram of diet: vitamin A, 6000 IU; vitamin D3, 480 IU; vitamin E, 40 IU; vitamin K3, 1.5 mg; thiamin, 3 mg; riboflavin, 6.4 mg; pyridoxine, 2.4 mg; vitamin B12, 0.04 mg; pantothenic acid, 10 mg; niacin, 14 mg; biotin, 0.15 mg; folic acid, 0.2 mg
  2. b Provided the following per kilogram of diet: Fe (as ferrous sulfate), 120 mg; Cu (as copper sulfate), 80 mg; Mn (as manganese sulfate), 60 mg; Zn (as zinc sulfate), 120 mg; I (as potassium iodide), 0.3 mg; Se (as sodium selenite), 0.35 mg