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Table 1 Ingredients composition and analyzed nutrient content of basal diets (as fed-basis)

From: Bacteriophage cocktail supplementation improves growth performance, gut microbiome and production traits in broiler chickens

Items  Phasea
Starter Finisher
Ingredients, %
 Corn 55.84 61.57
 Soybean meal 20.50 18.67
 Corn gluten meal 14.73 10.35
 Wheat bran 2.00 3.00
 Soybean oil 3.00 3.00
 Tri-calcium phosphate 1.81 1.29
 Limestone 0.94 1.13
 Salt 0.46 0.41
DL-Methionine (98%) 0.19 0.09
L-Lysine (98%) 0.23 0.19
 Mineral mixb 0.10 0.10
 Vitamin mixc 0.10 0.10
 Choline 0.10 0.10
Calculated composition
 Metabolizable energy, kcal/kg 3184 3191
Analyzed composition
 Dry matter, % 88.6 88.7
 Crude protein, % 22.79 19.90
 Crude fat, % 5.51 5.63
 Ash,% 5.59 5.06
 Ca, % 0.92 0.85
 Available P, % 0.40 0.29
 Lysine, % 1.06 0.98
 Methionine, % 0.45 0.36
  1. a Starter diet provided during d 1 to 21; Finisher diet provided during d 22 to 35
  2. bProvided per kg of complete diet: 11,025 IU vitamin A; 1103 IU vitamin D3; 44 IU vitamin E; 4.4 mg vitamin K; 8.3 mg riboflavin; 50 mg niacin; 4 mg thiamine; 29 mg D-pantothenic; 166 mg choline; 33 μg vitamin B12
  3. cProvided per kg of complete diet:12 mg Cu (as CuSO4·5 H2O); 85 mg Zn (as ZnSO4); 8 mg Mn (as MnO2); 0.28 mg I (as KI); 0.15 mg Se (as Na2SeO3·5H2O)