Acta Veterinaria Eurasia
Research Article

EFFECTS OF ZEOLITE ADDITION TO BEDDING ON BROILER REARING

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İstanbul Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Zootekni A.D., 34320 Avcılar, İstanbul

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Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Istanbul University, 34320, Avcılar, Istanbul, Turkey

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İstanbul Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Zootekni Anabilim Dalı

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İstanbul Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Zootekni Anabilim Dalı, 34320 Avcılar, İstanbul

Acta Vet Eurasia 2003; 29: 61-70
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İn this study, the effects of zeolite addition to broiler bedding and their re-using possibility were investigated. Also, the growth rate, survival ability, feed conversation, productability, indexes bedding humidity, pH, ammonia values and total bacterial content were all measured and considered in the study. It was observed that, zeolite addition to bedding made a beneficial effect on growth rate, and re-using of the same bedding did not cause any negative effect on the measured subjects. Survival rate and feed conversation were not affected negatively and it was concluded that zeolite has improved the bedding quality relating to the humidity and pH of the bedding.

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