Veterinary Medicine International / 2010 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Comparative Efficacy of an Organic Acid Blend and Bacitracin Methylene Disalicylate as Growth Promoters in Broiler Chickens: Effects on Performance, Gut Histology, and Small Intestinal Milieu

Table 1

Composition of basal diet (g/kg unless stated otherwise).

IngredientsStarter (d 1–21)Finisher (d 22–35)

Ground maize545610
Soybean oil7
De-oiled rice bran3546.8
Soybean meal (44% CP)386304
Oyster shell grit1817
Di-calcium phosphate109
Common salt11
Methionine1.81.8
Lysine0.50.7
NSP enzyme0.50.5
Phytase0.20.2
Vitamin and trace mineral premix22
Nutrient value (calculated value)
Metabolizable energy MJ/kg11.712.2
Crude protein229197
Calcium9.58.7
Phosphorus3.53.2
Lysine3.44.15
Methionine5.55.7

Contained (per kg) retinyl acetate (3.75 mg), 1,25-hydroxycholecalciferol 4 mg, DL α-tocopheryl acetate 30 mg, menadione 4 mg, thiamine disulfide 3 mg, riboflavin tetrabutyrate 8 mg, methylcobalamine 0.025 mg, sodium pantothenate 15 mg, pyridoxine 5 mg, niacin 60 mg, biotin 0.2 mg, folic acid 2 mg and manganese 90 g, zinc 80 g, iron 90 g, copper 15 g (all as sulfate salt), iodine (as potassium iodide) 2 g, selenium (as sodium selenite) 0.3 g.