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Table 1 Ingredient composition and nutrient content of basal diet (%, DM)

From: Vitamin K alleviates bone calcium loss caused by Salmonella Enteritidis through carboxylation of osteocalcin

Ingredient % Nutrient and energyc  
Corn 66.45 CP 15.52%
Soybean meal 22.80 AME 2,700, kcal/kg
Limestone 8.20 VK3 0 mg/kg
Dicalcium phosphate 1.70 Lys 0.75%
Sodium chloride 0.30 Met 0.37%
DL-Met 0.12 Met + Cys 0.64%
Choline chloride 0.10 Thr 0.57%
Vitamin premixa 0.30 Ca 3.60%
Mineral premixb 0.03 Total P 0.65%
Total 100 Available P 0.39%
  1. aVitamin premix supplied (per kg of diet): vitamin A, 6,000 IU; vitamin D3, 1,500 IU; vitamin E, 15 IU; vitamin B1, 3 mg; vitamin B2, 10.2 mg; folic acid, 0.9 mg; calcium pantothenate, 15 mg; niacin, 45 mg; vitamin B6, 5.4 mg; vitamin B12, 24 μg; biotin, 150 μg
  2. bMineral premix provided (per kg of diet): Cu (CuSO4·5H2O), 6.8 mg; Fe (FeSO4·7H2O), 66 mg; Zn (ZnSO4·7H2O), 83 mg; Mn (MnSO4·H2O), 80 mg; I (KI), 1 mg; Se (Na2SeO3), 0.3 mg
  3. cContents of VK, CP and Ca were analyzed. Contents of other nutrients and energy content were calculated based on Feeding Standard of Chickens (Ministry of Agriculture of People’s Republic of China, 2004)