Acta Veterinaria Eurasia
Research Article

COST AND BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF RE-USING ZEOLITE ADDED BEDDING IN BROILER REARING

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Department of Animal Breeding. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Istanbul University, 34320 Avcilar/lstanbul.

Acta Vet Eurasia 2003; 29: 43-50
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In this study, effects of sequential use of zeolite added bedding during two rearing periods for 6 weeks each on broiler performance and firm profitability were investigated.

Zeolite addition to bedding and re-use of the bedding did not cause a statistically significant difference in groups from hatching to the end of the second week for live weight gain. However, there was a statistically significant difference (P<0.001) in favor of the treatment group from 3rd to 5th week, during which more rapid weight gain occurred. In the last week, live weight gain was similar for the both groups.

At the end of two rearing periods, the bedding expense per bird for the treatment group chickens was 37% lower than the control, and the net income per bird for the treatment group chickens was 2% higher than the control.

Bu çalışma. İstanbul Üniversitesi Arasnrma Fonu tarafından desteklenmiştir. Proje No: 1226/181298 İstanbul Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi. Hayvancılık İşletme Ekonomisi Bilim Dalı, 34851 Avcılar. İstanbul

As a result, sequential use of zeolite added bedding during the two rearing periods did not have any negative effects on the broiler production performance. Moreover, İt could be considered that this program could provide more benefit than the use of wood shavings for bedding.

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