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Table 1 The Ingredients of the diets and nutritional composition

From: Sodium butyrate improves antioxidant stability in sub-acute ruminal acidosis in dairy goats

Ingredients, % of DM High grain (HG)a High grain with NaB (HG + NaB) a Low grain (LG) a
Corn (g/100 g) 23.07 23.07 29.2
Bran (g/100 g) 28.03 28.03 0
Soybean meal (g/100 g) 2 2 8.43
Rape seed meal (g/100 g) 3.7 3.7 0
Stone powder (g/100 g) 1.43 1.43 0.57
Calcium hydrophosphate (g/100 g) 0.6 0.6 0.9
Premixb (g/100 g) 0.4 0.4 0.5
Salt (g/100 g) 0.5 0.5 0.4
Sodium butyrate (g/100 g) 1
Coarse material    0.00
Oats grass (g/100 g) 32 32 48
Alfalfa Oats grass (g/100 g) 8 8 12
Nutritional index
NE (MJ/kg) 17.56 17.56 17.17
Fat (%) 3.6 3.6 2.39
CP (%) 16.76 16.76 17.79
Starch 19.914 19.914 17.295
NDF (%) 42.64 42.64 40.79
ADF (%) 7.22 7.22 2.83
Ca (%) 1.55 1.55 1.73
P (%) 0.76 0.76 0.79
  1. NE Net Energy, CP Crude Protein, NDF Neutral Detergent Fibre, ADF Acid Detergent Fibre, Ca Calcium, P Phosphorus
  2. aTreatment LG, 40% grain on DM basis; HG, 60% grain on DM basis, HG, 60% grain on DM basis + sodium butyrate
  3. bPremix consists of the following ingredients per kg of diet: vitamin A, 6000 IU; vitamin D, 2500 IU; vitamin E, 53.6 IU; Cu, 6.25 IU/kg; Fe, 62.5 mg; Zn, 62.5 mg; Mn, 50 mg; mg I, 0.125 mg; Co, 0.125 mg; Mo, 0.125 mg