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Table 1 Composition of the diets containing fermentable fibre (SF) and non-fermentable fibre (IF) on DM basis

From: Fermentable soluble fibres spare amino acids in healthy dogs fed a low-protein diet

  SF Diet IF Diet
OM (%) 94.9 95.2
Crude Protein (%) 16.6 16.7
Crude Fat (%) 14.6 13.5
Crude Fibre (%) 1.8 1.8
TDF (%) 10.1 9.0
Ash (%) 5.1 4.8
NFEa (%) 61.8 63.2
MEb (MJ/100 g) 1.755 1.737
  1. IF, insoluble fibre; SF, soluble fibre; DM, dry matter; OM, organic matter (calculated as 100 % - ash%); TDF, total dietary fibre; NFE, nitrogen-free extract; ME, metabolizable energy
  2. aNFE (% DM) was calculated as 100 - crude protein - crude fat - crude ash - crude fibre, with all components on DM basis
  3. bME was calculated as ((((5.7 x g protein) + (9.4 x g fat) + (4.1 x (g NFE + g fibre))) x (91.2 - (1.43 x % CF in DM)) /100) - (1.04 x g protein))/1000 [14]