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Table 1 Ingredient and chemical composition of the diets for alfalfa hay group (MH) and concentrate starter group (MC) lambs (dry matter basis)

From: Transcriptomic analysis reveals the molecular mechanisms of rumen wall morphological and functional development induced by different solid diet introduction in a lamb model

Item MH MC
Ingredients, % DM
 Alfalfa hay 98.50 0.00
 Corn 0.00 56.00
 Soybean meal 0.00 31.00
 Wheat 0.00 4.00
 Whey powder 0.00 5.00
 limestone meal powder 0.00 1.00
 Calcium monophosphate 0.00 1.50
 Nacl 0.50 0.50
 Premixa 1.00 1.00
Nutrient composition
 Metabolic energy, MJ/kg DMb 8.03 12.67
 Crude protein, % DM 18.76 19.62
 Ether extract, % DM 2.26 3.68
 Crude fiber, % DM 22.29 3.35
 Crude ash, % DM 7.46 3.16
 NDF, % DM 36.45 10.23
 ADF, % DM 30.54 5.11
 Starch, % DM 1.00 35.64
 Ca, % DM 1.38 1.04
 P, % DM 0.50 0.50
  1. aContained 102 g/kg of Zn, 47 g/kg of Mn, 26 g/kg of Cu, 1140 mg/kg of I, 500 mg/kg of Se, 340 mg/kg of Co, 17,167,380 IU/kg of vitamin A, 858,370 IU/kg of vitamin D, and 23,605 IU/kg of vitamin E
  2. bCalculated based on Ministry of Agriculture of China recommendations (MOA, 2004). DM, dry matter