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Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 64-70
DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2014.64.70
 
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Evaluation Usage of Kaolin and Zeolite in Broiler Diet on Litter Quality
M. Safaei, Y. Jafariahangari, M.S.A. Mutalib and R. Rezaei

Abstract:
This study investigated usage of kaolin and zeolite in broiler diet on litter moisture, pH, Nitrogen (N), ash, Calcium (Ca) and Phosphorus (P) content. A total 320 one-day-old male Ross 308 chickens were arrayed in a completely randomized design experiment and randomly allocated into five dietary treatments with 64 birds per treatment. The chickens in each treatment were further divided into four replicates with sixteen chickens and were reared to 42 days. The birds were fed with maize-soybean meal basal diet supplemented with 0, 15 and 30 g kg-1 kaolin and zeolite. Moisture content of litter on day 42 and nitrogen content of litter on days 14 and 42 were significantly lower in treatments containing 30 g kg-1 kaolin and zeolite (p<0.05) compared to control treatment. The Ca content of litter on day 14 and day 28 in diet with 30 g kg-1 zeolite decreased significantly compared to control diet (p<0.05). There were no significant (p>0.05) differences between dietary treatments and control in the pH, ash and phosphorus content of litter. The results suggest that supplementation of kaolin and zeolite in broiler diet can effectively improve litter quality.
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How to cite this article:

M. Safaei, Y. Jafariahangari, M.S.A. Mutalib and R. Rezaei, 2014. Evaluation Usage of Kaolin and Zeolite in Broiler Diet on Litter Quality. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 9: 64-70.

DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2014.64.70

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajava.2014.64.70

 
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