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Table 1 Formulation of basal diet fed by broilers during both stater and growth phase

From: Effect of organic acids on growth performance, intestinal morphology, and immunity of broiler chickens with and without coccidial challenge

Ingredients (%) Starter phase Grower phase
Corn 56.99 59.12
Soybean Meal (CP = 43%) 36.7 34
Soybean Oil 2.6 3.4
Limestone (CaCO3) 1.1 0.93
Calcium hydrogen phosphate 1.4 1.33
NaCl 0.4 0.4
Choline chloride 0.15 0.15
Multi-vitamins1 0.03 0.03
Mineral premix2 0.2 0.2
Lysine HCl (99%) 0.18 0.2
DL-methionine (99%) 0.25 0.24
Total 100 100
Nutrient level (Calculated)   
 ME (kcal/kg) 2950 3020
 CP (%) 21.03 20.07
 Calcium (%) 1 0.9
 Available phosphorus (%) 0.45 0.43
 Lysine (%) 1.15 1.1
 Methionine (%) 0.5 0.48
 Methionine + Cysteine (%) 0.85 0.81
  1. 1Vitamin premix per kilogram feed provided: Vitamin A, 16,000 IU (trans retinol); Vitamin D3, 4,000 IU; Vitamin E, 1 IU (dl-α-tocopheryl acetate); Vitamin B1, 0.8 mg; Vitamin B2, 6.4 mg; Vitamin B12, 0.012 mg; Vitamin B6, 2.4 mg; calcium pantothenate, 10 mg; niacin acid, 14 mg; biotin, 0.1 mg; folic acid, 0.2 mg; Vitamin K3, 2 mg
  2. 2Mineral premix per kilogram feed provided: Fe (FeSO4·H2O), 100 mg; Cu (CuSO4·5H2O), 12.5 mg; Mn (MnSO4·H2O), 88 mg; Zn (ZnSO4·H2O), 95 mg; I (KI), 0.9 mg; Se (Na2SeO3), 0.3 mg