Table 1

Composition of the basal diet for weanling pigs (as-fed basis)
Control group Arg group
Ingredients (%)
Corn (8% CP; < 13% H2O) 49.9 49.9
Soybean expanded (43% CP) 24.2 24.2
Fish meal (CP 65%) 6.0 6.0
Whey (100%) 9.0 9.0
Cream powder (50% fat) 6.0 6.0
Limestone 0.5 0.5
Monocalcium phosphate 1.0 1.0
NaCl 0.2 0.2
Flavor 0.06 0.06
Mineral-vitamin premix1 1.0 1.0
L-Lysine · HCl 0.31 0.31
L-Methionine 0.06 0.06
L-Threonine 0.12 0.12
Glucose 0.42 1.05
L-alanine 1.23 0.0
L-Arginine 0.0 0.6
Total 100 100
Nutrient levels 2
DE (MJ/kg) 14.21 14.21
Crude protein (%) 20.0 20.0
Calcium (%) 0.71 0.71
Available phosphorus (%) 0.48 0.48
L-Lysine (%) 1.35 1.35
L-Methionine (%) 0.39 0.39
L-Threonine (%) 0.91 0.91
L-Arginine (%) 0.49 1.09

1 Providing the following per kg diet: CuSO4 · 5H2O,19.8 mg; KI, 0.20 mg;FeSO4 · 7H2O, 400 mg; NaSeO3, 0.56 mg; ZnSO4 · 7H2O, 359 mg; MnSO4 · H2O, 10.2 mg; vitamin K (menadione), 5 mg; vitamin B1, 2 mg; vitamin B2, 15 mg; vitamin B12, 30 μg; vitamin A, 5400 IU; vitamin D3, 110 IU; vitamin E, 18 IU; choline chloride, 80 mg; antioxidants, 20 mg; Fungicide 100 mg.

2 Chemical composition was calcualted and not analyzed.

Wu et al.

Wu et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:63   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-9-63

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