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Table 3 Nutrient composition of the complete dry diet and snacks as used in this study and the National research Council (NRC) requirements for adult cats and kittens

From: No up-regulation of the phosphatidylethanolamine N-methyltransferase pathway and choline production by sex hormones in cats

Nutrients Analysis method   Diet Snack Diet Snack   Diet Snack Adult cat Adult cat 800 g kitten
   Unit (as fed) (as fed) (DMa) (DM) Unit      
Moisture CE N°152/2009 g/100 g 7.2 8.1         
Protein AOAC 990.03/NF V18-120 g/100 g 28.7 28.2 30.9 30.7 g/1000 kcal 77.8 74.5 40.0 50.0 56.3
Fat AOAC 954.02 g/100 g 11.8 12.7 12.7 13.8 g/1000 kcal 32.1 33.5 NDb 22.5 22.5
Ash AOAC 942.05 g/100 g 7.6 5.8 8.1 6.3 g/1000 kcal 20.5 15.3    
Crude fiber AOCS Ba6-05 g/100 g 2.7 2.0 2.9 2.2 g/1000 kcal 7.3 5.3    
Nitrogen free extract calculated g/100 g 42.1 43.2 45.3 47.0 g/1000 kcal 114.0 114.2    
Starch DIR. 72/199/CEE g/100 g 30.5 ND 32.9 ND g/1000 kcal 82.7 ND    
Methionine CE N° 152/2009 g/100 g 0.45 0.47 0.48 0.51 g/1000 kcal 1.22 1.24 0.34 0.43 1.10
Cystine CE N° 152/2009 g/100 g 0.64 0.65 0.69 0.71 g/1000 kcal 1.73 1.72    
methionine + cystine CE N° 152/2009 g/100 g 1.09 1.12 1.17 1.22 g/1000 kcal 2.95 2.96 0.68 0.85 2.20
Choline Ionic Cromatography g/100 g 0.24 0.24 0.26 0.26 g/1000 kcal 0.65 0.63 0.51 0.64 0.64
Taurine HPLC g/100 g 0.07 0.07 0.08 0.08 g/1000 kcal 0.20 0.18 0.08 0.10 0.10
Betaine    ND ND ND ND   ND ND    
Folate (Vitamine B9) HPLC mg/kg 2.81 1.93 3.03 2.10 mg/1000 kcal 0.76 0.51 0.15 0.19 0.19
Cobalamine (Vitamine B12) HPLC μg/kg 40.00 30.00 43.09 32.64 μg/1000 kcal 10.84 7.93 ND 5.60 5.60
added Pyridoxine (Vitamine B6) AOCS Ba6-05 mg/kg 10.39 8.55 11.19 9.30 mg/1000 kcal 2.82 2.26 0.50 0.63 0.63
calculated ME (NRC 2006) [26] calculated kcal/kg 3689.0 3784.0 3973.9 4117.5       
  1. a DM dry matter
  2. b ND not determined