pISSN:1309 - 6958       eISSN:2146 - 1953
1998, Cilt 14, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 033-038
The Effects of Zeolit in Broiler Diets on the Growth Performance and Humidity Nitrogen Ammonia and Phosphorus Contents of the Litter
Tahir Balevi, Behiç Coşkun, Varol Kurtoğlu, Derya Umucalılar
S.Ü. Veteriner Fakültesi Hayvan Besleme ve Beslenme Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, KONYA
Keywords: Zeolite, broiler chickens, growth performance, litter
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This study was carried out to determine the effects of zeolit based klinoptilolit (Cli-nut/1000) in broiler diets on growth performance and dry matter, crude ash, ammonia, crude protein and phosphorus contents of the litter. In three different periods, between the days 1-21, 22-42 and 42-51, three different diets were used. According to various levels of Cli-nut/1000 in the diets, 6 groups were allocated. Totally 1098 chicks were used in the experiment. At the end of experiment, the mean weight and feed efficiencies of the control group was 1868 g and 1.96 kg feed/kg weight gain. The highest live weight (2010 g) was obtainedin the group fed 1.5% Cli-nut/1000 in all periods. The best feed conversion (1.93) was in the group fed Cli-nut/1000 at the levels of 0.5%, 1.5%, 2.5% respectively. The lilter humidity was reduced by Cli-nut/1000. Phosphorus and ammonia contents of the litter was also reduced, when the levels of Cli-nuVl000 were 1.5% or higher.