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Table 2 General ingredient and nutrient composition of the control and study diets

From: Exceptional longevity and potential determinants of successful ageing in a cohort of 39 Labrador retrievers: results of a prospective longitudinal study

Ingredient composition Analysis %
Control dieta Study dietb Nutrientf Control Study
Maize Chicken meal Egg product Protein (%) 25.1 24.7
Chicken by-product meal Chicken by-product meal Brewer’s yeast Fat (%) 13.8 15.0
Maize gluten meal Maize FOSc Fibre (%) 2.1 2.1
Soybean meal Sorghum sHMPd Ash (%) 5.3 7.0
Animal fat Barley Linseed Moisture (%) 7.8 7.5
Palatant Chicken fat l-carnitine Vitamin E (IU/kg) 163 328
Minerals Fishmeal Minerals β-carotene (ppm) 2.9 39
Vitamins Palatant Vitamins GEg (kcal/kg) 4716 4695
  Beet pulp Othere 6:3 fatty acidsh 19:1 9:1
  1. aThe control diet was nutritionally complete and balanced and formulated to be representative of a mid-tier adult dog food product
  2. bStudy diet was formulated to contain the same nutritional technologies found in the Eukanuba nutritional matrix for senior dogs (Eukanuba® Senior Maintenance Dog Food. For the study period reported this product was owned and manufactured by Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
  3. cFructo-oligosaccharide
  4. dSodium hexametaphosphate
  5. eAvocado juice concentrate (<0.10 %) was included in the diet matrix for 19 dogs
  6. fNutrient composition is actual laboratory analytical results expressed on as-fed basis
  7. gGross energy
  8. hRatio of dietary omega-6 fatty acids and omega-3 fatty acids