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Table 1 Constituents and nutrient concentrations in basal diet for water buffaloes

From: Sodium nitrate has no detrimental effect on milk fatty acid profile and rumen bacterial population in water buffaloes

Items DM, %
Cassava residues 13.00
Elephant grass 10.00
Brewer’s grain 10.00
Corn silage 17.00
Corn 26.75
Soybean meal 3.00
Wheat bran 7.50
Cottonseed meal 8.50
CaHPO4 0.75
Shell meal 0.50
NaCl 1.00
NaHCO3 1.50
Premix 0.50
Total 100
Nutrient concentration
 GE MJ/kg 16.14
 CP% 11.74
 NDF% 29.46
 ADF% 16.77
  1. Nutrient concentrations were measured according the methods described in reference (Zhang 2007); each kg premix contained: vitamin E 3000 IU, vitamin D 150,000 IU, vitamin A 500,000 IU, Cu 1.3 g, Fe 4.0 g, Mn 3.0 g, I 80 mg, Zn 6.0 g, Co 80 mg, Se 50 mg