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Table 1 Ingredient and chemical composition of the basal diet (as-fed basis)

From: Effects of low-molecular-weight chitosan on the growth performance, intestinal morphology, barrier function, cytokine expression and antioxidant system of weaned piglets

Ingredient (%) Control LC
Corn 60.43 60.43
Extruded soybean meal 20.00 20.00
Fish meal 5.00 5.00
Soybean protein concentrate 2.00 2.00
Whey powder 7.50 7.50
Soybean oil 1.50 1.50
L-Lysine.HCl 0.25 0.25
DL-Met 0.10 0.10
CaHPO4 1.05 1.05
Limestone 0.75 0.75
50% Choline Chloride 0.12 0.12
NaCl 0.30 0.30
Premixa 1.00 1.00
Low-molecular-weight chitosan 0.00 0.005
Calculated analysis
 DE, MJ/kg 14.10 14.10
 CP (%) 19.55 19.55
 Lys (%) 1.17 1.17
 Met (%) 0.50 0.50
 Met+Cys (%) 0.74 0.74
 Thr (%) 0.77 0.77
 Ca (%) 0.86 0.86
 Available P (%) 0.68 0.68
  1. aPremix supplied per kg: 11000 IU of vitamin A; 1100 IU of vitamin D3; 80 IU of vitamin E; 2.5 mg of vitamin K3; 17.5 mg of vitamin B; 20 mg of vitamin B2; 10 mg of vitamin B6; 220μg of vitamin B12; 150 mg of nicotinamide; 1.5 mg of D-calcium pantothenate; 1.5 mg of folic acid; 3 mg of biotin; 150 mg of Fe (FeSO4); 10 mg of Cu (CuSO4); 10 mg of Mn (MnSO4); 150 mg of Zn (ZnO); 0.2 mg of I (KIO3); 0.3 mg of Se (Na2SeO3) and 0.15 mg of Co (LCO4)