Table 1: The composition of a balanced rat diet (%).

Ingredients

Corn42
Barley15
Sunflower meal11.5
Meat meal24.5
Wheat bran3.85
Alfalfa meal2.5
Oil
Salt0.30
Vitamin mineral mix10.35

Vitamin contribution to diet (mg/kg): thiamin, 5; riboflavin, 6; pyridoxine, 6; nicotinic acid, 30; pantothenate, 15; folic acid, 2; phylloquinone, 0.75; biotin, 0.2; cyanocobalamin, 0.025; all-trans-retinyl palmitate (500,000 IU/g), 8; all-rac-atocopheryl acetate (500 IU/g), 150; and cholecalciferol (400,000 IU/g), 2.5. Mineral contribution to diet (mg/kg): Ca, 5000; P, 1561; K, 3600; Na, 1019; Cl, 1571; S, 300; I, 0.2; Fe, 35; Mg, 507; Zn, 30; Cu, 6; Mn, 10; Mo, 0.15; Se, 0.15; Cr, 1; Si, 5; F, 1; Ni, 0.5; B, 0.5; Li, 0.1; and V, 0.1.