Combination of Chlorogenic Acid and Bamboo Charcoal Particles Improve Husbandry Performance and Environment
The objective of this study was to determine the effects of chlorogenic acid (CA) and bamboo charcoal particles activated by microwave (BCP) on performance, serum urea nitrogen and husbandry environment of broilers. The diets were devoid of antibiotic growth promoters (AGP). Two hundred and forty Avian broilers were allocated to a 2 × 2 factorial experiment involving two levels of CA (0 or 1000 mg CA/kg feed), and two levels of BCP supplementation (0 or 100 mg/kg feed). The diets and water were offered ad libitum. The growth performance and serum urea nitrogen was significantly increased when CA supplemented (P<0.05), while BCP significantly affects the ammonia concentration of the husbandry environment (P<0.05). These results indicate that CA and BCP combination can effectively improve the performance and husbandry environment.
Hexing Li, Qunjie Xu and Daquan Zhang
J. H. Wang et al., "Combination of Chlorogenic Acid and Bamboo Charcoal Particles Improve Husbandry Performance and Environment", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 356-360, pp. 142-145, 2012