basal diet

ba·sal di·et

1. a diet having a caloric value equal to the basal heat production and sufficient quantities of essential nutrients to meet basic needs;
2. in experiments in nutrition, a diet complete and adequate except for a single constituent (for example, a vitamin, mineral, or amino acid), the nutritional value of which is to be determined, is omitted for a period and the effects observed; the subject is observed for a second period during which the ingredient being studied is added to the diet.
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ba·sal di·et

(bāsăl dīĕt)
Diet with a caloric value equal to the basal heat production and sufficient quantities of essential nutrients to meet basic needs.
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Supplementation of [alpha]-tocopherol acetate to the basal diet significantly increased the fertilization rates for treatments E3 (59.6%) and group E4 (61.45%) relative to treatments E2 (51.3%) and E1 (45.4%).
The control group was fed on standard concentrate basal diet, whereas in the treated groups, the basal diet was supplemented with low (3.5%; LCF) or high (7%; HCF) level of crushed flaxseed and low (1.5%; LFO) or high (3%; HFO) level of flaxseed oil until slaughtering (day 90).
The treatments included: i) RET, reduced energy treatment (ME = 2,950 and 3,100 kcal/kg for starter and finisher diet), ii) BDT, basal diet treatment (ME = 3,050 and 3,200 kcal/kg for starter and finisher diet, iii) RET015, RET+0.15 g/kg lipase, and iv) RET03, RET+0.3 g/kg lipase.
The experiment was conducted to investigate the possibility of replacing cottonseed cake (CSC) with rapeseed cake (RSC) and maize gluten feed 30% (MGF) as protein equivalent basis in Sahiwal calves fed maize silage as basal diet. Twelve male calves (about 12-14 months old, and average body weight 110.5+-9 kg) were randomly divided into I, II and III groups with 4 calves in each.
Table 1: Composition of basal diet. Ingredients % Starter Grower Corn 59.600 67.700 Soybean meal 36.600 28.670 Soybean oil 1.230 0.490 Oyster 1.264 1.330 Dicalcium phosohate 1.410 1.000 Salt 0.200 0.200 Vitamin mix1 Mineral mix2 DL-Met 0.145 0.110 Calculated Analysis ME 2900 2950 Protein 20.840 20.450 Met+Cys 0.940 0.816 Lysine 1.330 0.997 Ava.
Four grade levels of ascorbic acid equivalent (AAE) (0, 400, 800, and 1200 mg [kg.sup.-1] diet) were supplemented to the basal diet. Gonadosomatic index (GSI), hepatosomatic index (HSI), fecundity, and egg diameter were not significantly affected by supplemented AA levels (P > 0.05), although AA concentrations in hepatopancreas, ovaries, and eggs increased significantly with dietary AA levels (P < 0.05).
The fundamental assumption of the difference method is that there is no interaction between the digestibility values of components in the test ingredient and the basal diet. This assumption might not be true.
Basal diet given to the animals consist of roughage and concentrate at the ratio of 65: 35.
Hematological parameters Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, Hb content, hematocrit and total leukocyte count were measured in AFB1 fed birds and were compared with the quails given basal diet.
T1, basal diet; T2,basal diet+1 %Rosmarinusofficinaiis leaves; T3, tasal diet+1% Nigella sativa seeds; T4, basal diet+1% Nigella sativa seedss 1% Rosmarmus afficinalis leaves.
Each bird of the group A, B, C, D, E and F was fed with 0.2% aqueous extract of Aloe vera, Zingiber officinale, Safi, Allium sativum, Probiotic (Dahi) and Curcuma longa in addition to the basal diet, respectively.