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Table 1 Composition and nutrient levels of basal diet

From: Effects of Lactobacillus plantarum on intestinal integrity and immune responses of egg-laying chickens infected with Clostridium perfringens under the free-range or the specific pathogen free environment

IngredientsContent %Calculated nutrient levels
Corn59.04Metabolizable Energy (MJ/kg)12.71
Soybean meal35.04Crude Protein (%)21.45
Soybean oil3.00Ca (%)0.87
DL- Methionine0.10Available phosphorous (%)0.36
Choline chloride(50%)0.05Methionine + Cystine (%)0.77
Dicalcium phosphate1.30Lysine (%)1.18
Limestone1.00  
NaCl0.30  
Vitamin premixa0.04  
Trace mineral preminb0.10  
mildew preventive0.03  
  1. a The vitamin premix supplied the following per kilogram of complete feed: vitamin A,12,500 IU; vitamin D3, 2500 IU; vitamin K3, 2.65 mg; vitamin B1, 2 mg; vitamin B2, 6 mg; vitamin B12, 0.025 mg; vitamin E, 30 IU; biotin, 0.0325 mg,folic acid,1.25 mg; pantothenic acid, 12 mg; niacin, 50 mg
  2. b The trace mineral premin provided the following (per kilogram of diet): manganese, 100 mg; zinc, 75 mg; iron, 80 mg; copper,8 mg; selenium, 0.25 mg; iodine, 0.35 mg