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Table 1 Ingredient and chemical composition of experimental diets

From: Effects of feeding drunken horse grass infected with Epichloë gansuensis endophyte on animal performance, clinical symptoms and physiological parameters in sheep

Item Group
E+ E- Control
Ingredient, % DM
 Wheat straw 35.00 35.00 35.00
 Drunken horse grass haya 25.00 25.00 0.00
 Alfalfa hay 0.00 0.00 25.00
 Corn 19.70 19.70 19.70
 Soybean meal 12.00 12.00 12.00
 Wheat bran 7.00 7.00 7.00
 Cottonseed oil 1.00 1.00 1.00
 NaCl 0.30 0.30 0.30
Nutrient levelsb, % DM
 ME, MJ/kg DM
  CP 11.71 11.93 13.73
  Ca 0.24 0.24 0.52
  P 0.26 0.26 0.28
  NDF 36.00 36.27 36.67
 Alkaloid levelsc, mg/kg DM
  Ergonovine 178.73 0 0
  Ergine 353.34 0 0
  1. aDrunken horse grass hay, E+ and E- A. inebrians hay, was harvested from the Yuzhong experimental station (N 35°10′, E 103°41′, elevation 1731 m) of Lanzhou University, China
  2. bME was calculated according to Tables of Feed Composition and Nutritive Values in China (2013, 24th ed.); others were measured values
  3. cAlkaloid levels were determined with Agilent 1100 series high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) system, and the alkaloid of E- A. inebrians and alfalfa hay was not detected