- Volume 21 Issue 1
The effects of addition of activated carbon to diet of broiler on productivity and meat quality of broilers were investigated. 48 broiler raised for six week. The addition level of activated carbon to each group was added 0, 0.6, 0.9 and 1.2%, respectively. During the experimental feeding period, weekly gain and feed intake of treatment fed diets contain 0.6 and 0.9 percent activated carbon were higher compared with those fed on control diet, though effects of diets containing graded levels of activated carbon on the feed efficiency were not found. When broilers were fed activated carbon on crude protein level of birds were higher compared with that of control diet. Also, crude fat of broilers fed diet containing activated carbon were shown to decrease compared with those fed of control diet(p<0.05). The pH from activated carbon diets was rather higher than that of control(p<0.05). The content of VBN and TBARS was not significantly different among all treatments. The heating loss has tend to decrease in activated carbon diet groups(p<0.05). The WHC tend to be increase in activated carbon diet groups(p<0.05). Blood cholesterol was no significantly different.