Ly Thi Lien Khai * , Ngo Trong Nghia and Hideki Hayashidani

* Correspondence: Ly Thi Lien Khai (email:

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The study was conducted from January 2016 to July 2016 at some pig farms in Can Tho City to study the effectiveness of activated charcoal and wood vinegar to protect diarrhea in piglets. Experimental study was set in 19 herds of suckling pig (217piglets) and 21 herds of post weaning pig (226 piglets) with activated charcoal: wood vinegar in 8g:2ml/1kg feed. The result showed that average ratio of diarrhea in suckling pigs (7.37%) were higher than that post weaning pigs (1.32%) in experimental group; but these rates were deep descended in comparison with control groups (27.94%) and (30.3%), respectively. Activated charcoal and wood vinegar in feed was effective to prevent diarrhea in suckling pigs and post weaning pigs in both rainy and sunny seasons as (2.77%), (4.54%) and (3.77%), 5.88% in comparison with control groups (36.36%), 16.67% and (54.54%), (25.45%), respectively. Complement feed with activated charcoal and wood vinegar in feed was not effect to gain weight of piglets at 60 days old (16.827kg) and in control group (15.327 kg) and to FCR 1.474 and 1.592, respectively; The experimental herds was not used antibiotic when piglet diarrhea and recovered themselves after 1 day and usefully increase farmers income (124%).
Keywords: Activated charcoal, Can Tho city, diarrhea, pig farms, wood vinegar

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