Ingredient
% Inclusion
Caseina
30.57
Gelatinb
8.00
Corn Flour(NG or G)c
42.43
Cellulosed
7.00
Sunflower oil : Cod liver Oil (2 : 1)
8.00
Carboxymethyl Cellulosee
1.00
Vitamin + Mineral Mixf (EMIX PLUS)
2.60
Vitamin-Cg
0.10
Vitamin B Complexh
0.10
Glycinei
0.20
BHTj
0.02
NG – Non gelatinized, G – Gelatinized.
a: Casein fat free, 79.5%CP (HiMedia Ltd, India).
b: Gelatin, 95.7% CP (HiMedia Ltd, India).
c: Procured from a local market (Mumbai, India).
d: Sd Fine Chemicals Ltd., India.
e: Sd Fine Chemicals Ltd., India.
f: Composition of vitamin mineral mix (EMIX PLUS) (quantity/2.5 kg): vitamin A 5,500,000 IU; vitamin D3 1,100,000 IU; vitamin B2 2000 mg; vitamin E 750 mg; vitamin K 1000 mg; vitamin B6 1000 mg; vitamin B12 6 mg; calcium pantothenate 2500 mg; nicotinamide 10 g; choline chloride 150 g; Mn 27,000 mg; I 1000 mg; Fe 7500 mg; Zn 5000 mg; Cu 2000 mg; Co 450 mg; Ca 500 g; P 300 g; L-lysine, 10 g; DL-methionine 10 g; selenium 50 ppm.
g: Stay C (Hoffman La Roche, Nutley, NJ, USA) 15% ascorbic acid activity
h: Composition of vitamin B complex (quantity/g). Thiamine mononitrate 20 mg; riboflavin 20 mg; pyridoxine hydrochloride 6 mg; vitamin B12 30 mcg; niaciamide 200 mg; Ca pantothenate 100 mg; folic acid 3 mg; biotin 200 mcg.
i: HiMedia ltd, India.
j: Sd Fine Chemicals Ltd., India.
Table1: Composition of the experimental diets (% dry matter).
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