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Table 1 Nutrient composition of two experimental diets with supposed opposite inflammatory and oxidative profile

From: Failure of a dietary model to affect markers of inflammation in domestic cats

  MFn-3 diet HFn-6 diet
Moisture (%) 10.3 3.7
On DM basis   
Crude protein (%) 31.9 30.0
Crude fat (%) 13.2 27.6
Crude fibre (%) 2.3 1.3
Crude ash (%) 6.6 6.2
NFE1 (%) 46.0 34.9
Sugars (%) 1.7 0.4
Starch (%) 36.6 25.7
TDF (%) 14.0 9.8
ME2 (kJ/100 g) 1533.0 1927.0
Vit E (mg/kg) 112.0 72.0
Se (μg/kg) 1110.0 488.0
BHA (ppm) 21.0 49.0
BHT (ppm) 138.0 25.0
  1. DM, dry matter; NFE, nitrogen free extract; TDF, total dietary fibre; ME, metabolisable energy; Vit E, vitamin E; Se, selenium; BHA, butylated hydroxyanisole; BHT, butylated hydroxytoluene.
  2. Ingredient list: MFn-3 diet: chicken, corn, rice, corn gluten, lard, beetpulp, herring meal, dried whole eggs, brewer’s yeast, salmon oil, minerals, fructo-oligosaccharides, grape seed extract. HFn-6 diet: chicken, corn, rice, corn gluten, lard, chicken lard, beet pulp, herring meal, dried whole eggs, brewer’s yeast, minerals, fructo-oligosaccharides.
  3. 1Calculated by subtracting crude protein, crude fat, crude fibre and crude ash from the dry matter content.
  4. 2Estimated by a 4-step calculation [13].