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.

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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Male Swiss albino mice (5 wk old), obtained from Small Animal House of the National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, were maintained individually in polypropylene cages on basal diet for 1 wk, then divided into three groups each consisted of 14 mice and were allowed respective diet and water ad libitum.
RESEARCH has shown that balancing the basal diet, especially for starch, sugar and protein laid the foundation for improved dry matter intakes and thus optimum milk yields, " said Chris Elliott, BOCM PAULS's technical advisor for Wales "The forage base could be a texture of grass, maize and whole crop silage, which have differing levels of starch, sugar and protein.
After overnight food deprivation, rats were given 4 g of the basal diet or 4 g of the chlorophyll diet containing 0.
At the end of the study, the mice on a Protandim containing basal diet had similar body weight compared with those on the basal diet, which indicated no overt toxicity by Protandim.
Cherry-36 for use in the hospital diet, daily food rations standards and calories as well as infant formula, as well as preventive meals for the staff of the Hospital of the basal diet, which is a total of 138 718 person-days, and bottled water in an amount of 17 700 szt.
The animals on the different treatments received the same basal diet of groundnut haulm and supplemented with 100 g/day of concentrate offered once a day at 08:00 h (1x), divided into two equal portion offered twice at 08:00 and 18:00 h (2x) or divided into three equal portion offered three times daily at 08:00, 13:00 and 18:00 h (3x).
The shrimp in the control were fed a basal diet, and those in T-1 and T-2 were fed with a basal diet containing viable and dead probiotic cells, respectively.
The basal diet (commercial rat pellets, diet 1) is a complete rat diet that is used by rat breeders to raise their rats.
Results of these two feeding trials are discussed in relation to the effects of basal diet composition on lipidmodulating effects of blueberries.
The experimental diets included four complete diets (three CDs and one corn-soybean meal diet, basal diet) and seven manufactured diets by substituting the basal diet with protein concentrate feedstuffs in 30.
2%) were incorporated into the basal diet in a 4 X 4 factorial manner, forming a total of 16 dietary treatment combinations.
5g of a formulated basal diet to give 10g protein/100g of each test diet.