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Table 1 Ingredient composition of the experimental starter diets (kg)

From: Serum electrolyte balance and antioxidant status of broiler chickens fed diets containing varied levels of monosodium glutamate (MSG)

IngredientsA (0.00)Inclusion level of MSG (kg) 
B (0.25)C (0.50)D (0.75)E (1.00)F (1.25)
Maize430.00430.00430.00430.00430.00430.00
Soybean meal200.00200.00200.00200.00200.00200.00
Groundnut cake170.00170.00170.00170.00170.00170.00
Fish meal (72%CP)20.0020.0020.0020.0020.0020.00
Rice bran60.0060.0060.0060.0060.0060.00
Maize offal80.0080.0080.0080.0080.0080.00
Bone meal19.0019.0019.0019.0019.0019.00
Limestone12.2512.0011.7511.5011.2511.00
Salt3.053.053.053.053.053.05
MSG0.000.250.500.751.001.25
Lysine1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Methionine2.202.202.202.202.202.20
Broiler premix2.502.502.502.502.502.50
Total1000.001000.001000.001000.001000.001000.00
Calculated nutrients
ME (Kcal/Kg)2913.362913.362913.362913.362913.362913.36
Crude protein (%)23.1323.1323.1323.1323.1323.13
Calcium (%)1.341.331.321.311.311.30
Phosphorus (%)0.520.520.520.520.520.52
Lysine (%)1.191.191.191.191.191.19
Methionine (%)0.560.560.560.560.560.56
Crude fiber (%)4.484.484.484.484.484.48
Fat (%)5.245.245.245.245.245.24
  1. *Composition of premix: 2.5 kg of premix contains Vit. A (10000000 iu), Vit. D3 (2500000 iu), Vit. E (12000 iu), Vit. B1 (2000 mg), niacin (15000 mg), Vit.B6 (1500 mg), Vit. B12 (10 mg), Vit. K3 (2000 mg), biotin (20 mg), folic acid (600 mg), panthothenic acid (7000 mg), chlorine chloride (150000 mg), manganese (80000 mg), iron (40000 mg), copper (10 mg), zinc (60000 mg), selenium (150 mg), iodine (1000 mg), magnesium (100 mg), ethoxyquine (500 g), and BHT (700 g)