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Table 1 Composition and nutrient levels of the basal diet (air-dry basis %)

From: Fermented Astragalus in diet improved laying performance, egg quality, antioxidant and immunological status and intestinal microbiota in laying hens

Ingredients Content Nutrient levels Content
Corn 61.4 ME/(MJ/kg)b 11.01
Soybean meal 23.8 CP 15.49
Wheat bran 2.0 Ca 3.50
Soybean oil 0.6 TP 0.56
CaHPO4 1.3 AP 0.35
Limestone 8.6 Lys 0.74
NaCl 0.3 Met + Cys 0.51
Premixa 2.0   
Total 100.0   
  1. a The premix provided the following per kilogram of the diet: VA 11,000 IU, VD3 3200 IU, VE 25 IU, VK3 2.2 mg, VB1 1.5 mg, VB2 3.5 mg, VB12 3 mg, nicotinic 28 mg, calcium pantothenate 8.5 mg, biotin 0.5 mg, choline 255 mg, Fe 55 mg, Zn 62 mg, Cu 6 mg, Se 0.20 mg
  2. b ME was a calculated value, while the others were measured values