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Table 4 Diet composition and calculated chemical analysis

From: Impact of dietary zinc oxide nanoparticles on selected serum biomarkers, lipid peroxidation and tissue gene expression of antioxidant enzymes and cytokines in Japanese quail

Ingredients Level %
Yellow corn grains 57.1
Soybean meal 44% 28.47
Corn gluten meal 4.5
Vegetable oil 1.8
Limestone 5.55
Dicalcium phosphate 1.73
Sodium chloride 0.33
Vitamin and mineral premix1 0.28
L-lysine 0.1
DL-methionine 0.14
Nutrient specifications
 ME MJ/kg 12.14
 CP (%) 20
 Ca (%) 2.5
 Available P (%) 0.4
 Calculated zinc (mg/kg) 60.44 [41]
 Analyzed zinc (mg/kg) 66.6 ± 1.5 (group 1); 73.0 ± 1.3 (group 2); 81.4 ± 1.2 (group 3); 84.9 ± 1.1 (group 4)
 Methionine (%) 0.47
 Lysine (%) 1.01
  1. 1Vitamin and mineral premix supplied each kg of feeds with: Vitamin A 12,000 IU; vitamin D3 2000 IU; vitamin E 10 mg; vitamin K3 2 mg; vitamin B1 1 mg; vitamin B2 5 mg; vitamin B6 1.5 mg; vitamin B12 0.01 mg; Biotin 0.05 mg; pantothenic acid 10 mg; Nicotinic acid 30 mg; Folic acid 1 mg; Manganese 60 mg; Iron 30 mg; Copper 10 mg; Iodine 1 mg; Selenium 0.01 mg; Cobalt 0.01 mg. The zinc content of the premix was13600 mg/kg