Table 1: Compositions of experimental diets.

IngredientNDEDMEDESDEPD
g/L

Casein41.441.4041.4041.4041.40
L-cystine0.500.500.500.500.50
DL-methionine0.300.300.300.300.30
Corn oil8.508.508.508.508.50
Olive oil28.4028.4028.4028.4028.40
Safflower oil2.702.702.702.702.70
Dextrine-maltose1115.2025.6025.6025.6025.60
Vitamin mix (AIN-76G)22.502.502.502.502.50
Mineral mix (AIN-76G)38.758.758.758.758.75
Choline bitartrate0.530.530.530.530.53
Cellulose10.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Xanthan gum3.003.003.003.003.00
Ethanol50.0050.0050.0050.00
CME0.91
CES0.91
CEP0.91
Water778.22817.82816.91816.91816.91

Total10001000100010001000

1 Dextrin : maltose = 80 : 20.
2 Vitamin mixture (g/kg mix); thiamin · HCl 0.6; riboflavin 0.6; nicotinamide 25; pyridoxine· HCl 0.7; nicotinic acid 3; D-calcium pantothenate 1.6; folic acid 0.2; D-biotin 0.02; cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12) 0.001; retinyl palmitate (250,000 IU/gm) 1.6; DL-α- tocopherol acetate (250 IU/gm) 20; cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) 0.25; menaquinone (vitamin K2) 0.05; sucrose, finely powdered 972.9.
3AIN-76 Mineral mixture (g/kg mix); CaHPO4 500; NaCl 74; K2H6O7H2O 220; K2SO4 52; MgO 24; MnCO3 3.57; Fe (C6H5O7) · 6H2O 6; ZnCO3 1.6; CuCO3 0.3; KIO3 0.01; Na2SeO3 · 5H2O 0.01; CrK (SO4)2 0.55; sucrose, finely powdered 118.