2010
DOI: 10.1590/s1516-635x2010000300005
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Effect of the litter material on drinking water quality in broiler production

Abstract: Considering the importance of drinking water and its effect on broiler performance, drinking water quality was studied using six different litter materials. The presence of coliform bacteria and Escherichia coli was investigated. The following litter materials were used in the trial: wood shavings, rice husks, chopped Napier grass (Pennisetum pupureum), 50% sugarcane bagasse (Saccharum L.) + 50% wood shavings, 50% sugarcane bagasse (Saccharum L.) + 50% rice husks, and plain sugarcane bagasse (Saccharum L.). A … Show more

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“…Although there theoretically are several types of adequate bedding alternatives, many options are often considered to be untenable due to technical restrictions (Macklin et al, 2005;Mayne et al, 2007;Bilgili et al, 2009;Garcia et al, 2010).…”
Section: Methodsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Although there theoretically are several types of adequate bedding alternatives, many options are often considered to be untenable due to technical restrictions (Macklin et al, 2005;Mayne et al, 2007;Bilgili et al, 2009;Garcia et al, 2010).…”
Section: Methodsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…It also helps the thermal insulation, moisture absorption, and reduction of ammonia emissions and serves as a protective barrier from the ground (Bjedov et al, 2013). Litter quality may be the origin of environmental and management problems in the commercial poultry industry (Karamanlis et al, 2008;Garcia et al, 2010) if not properly selected or managed. In broilers, poor growth performance, compromised immune system, and increased incidence of breast burns and blisters, leg abnormalities, and footpad dermatitis have been reported in the literature as partially due to litter condition (Bilgili et al, 1999;Garcia et al, 2010).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Litter quality may be the origin of environmental and management problems in the commercial poultry industry (Karamanlis et al, 2008;Garcia et al, 2010) if not properly selected or managed. In broilers, poor growth performance, compromised immune system, and increased incidence of breast burns and blisters, leg abnormalities, and footpad dermatitis have been reported in the literature as partially due to litter condition (Bilgili et al, 1999;Garcia et al, 2010). Ideally, the bedding material has to be absorbent, have a reasonable drying time, and be innocuous to poultry and farmers (Grimes et al, 2007), but it also needs to meet hygienic requirements and ensure controlled ammonia concentrations throughout the productive cycle (Villagrá et al, 2011).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Wood shavings are a good litter, and are commonly used as bedding material in broiler production all over the world including Bangladesh. The aim of using good litter material in broiler production is, to prevent the direct contact of the bird with the floor and to promote the absorption of the faecal moisture (Garcia et al, 2010). Many materials have been already examined as alternatives to replace wood shavings as litter materials (Reed & McCartney, 1970;Parsons & Baker, 1985;Santos et al, 2000).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%