Effects of Biochar on Poultry: A Review
Umer Farooq1*, Muhammad Azeem Qayyum2 and Furqan Ahmad3
11Department of Animal Nutrition, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
2Department of Computer Science, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
3Department of Computer Science, National Textile University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Umer Farooq, Department of Animal Nutrition, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
August 29, 2022; Published: December 22, 2022
Biochar processing and application has become exceedingly common over the past decade. Biochar has similar properties to charcoal and activated carbon: all pyrolyzed carbonaceous compounds are formed by pyrolysis and are extracted from organic carbon-rich materials. There is very diminutive literature on the introduction of biochar into poultry feed. The current review is aimed at usage of biochar as a poultry (chickens and ducks) feed. Improved growth output, blood conditions, egg development and tolerance to pathogens are the documented positive responses to biochar supplementation. Moreover, biochar's strong adsorption ability efficiently helps to eliminate contaminants and chemicals from chicken body and as well from farm environment. Biochar is predicted to be widely used in poultry farming.
Keywords: Biochar; Poultry; PLB
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