OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences

Digestion and Metabolism Indices of Sheep When Using Activated Charcoal Supplement

Nadezhda Vladimirovna Bogolyubova, Vasily Pavlovich Korotky, Alexander Sergeyevich Zenkin, Viktor Anatolyevich Ryzhov and Nikolai Petrovich Buryakov

DOI : 10.3844/ojbsci.2017.121.127

OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences

Volume 17, Issue 2

Pages 121-127

Abstract

The effect of activated charcoal as a feed additive was assessed in the experiment with Romanov sheep and Romanov sheep breed with argali. Charcoal sorbent is the original preparation produced in “Khiminvest” Science and Technology Center. Activated charcoal supplement was added to the basic diet of experimental animals in an amount of 1 g per 10 kg of live weight. The preparation showed positive effect on the palatability of the feed and ruminal digestion processes, as well as contributed to an increase in dry matter concentration of microorganisms and amylase activity. Experimental sheep showed an increase of digestibility of dry matter, dry protein, crude fat, crude fiber, bio-effecting agents, as well as increased nitrogen utilization coefficient. Use of the preparation provided increase in daily weight gains.

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© 2017 Nadezhda Vladimirovna Bogolyubova, Vasily Pavlovich Korotky, Alexander Sergeyevich Zenkin, Viktor Anatolyevich Ryzhov and Nikolai Petrovich Buryakov. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.