Author(s): Bulent Elitok, Serdar Guvlu.
Sepiolite has been used in antacid and antidiarrheal drugs for several years because of its adsorptive properties. Another important use of sepiolite is in drilling fluids. Sepiolite is used in drili ng fluids, because the viscosity and gel strength of a sepiolite mud are not affected by variations in electrolytic content. It is suggested that sepiolite will be cause importantant effects on rumen microflora and fauna with its features. An important part of the digestion in the rumen that made up from microfauna created by rumen protozoa. In this study were evaluated the effect orally given sepiolite on rumen protozoa in totally 100 animals (80 experimental and 20 control group) ages between 6 and18 months growth by public in Usak Region. Besides the examination of rumen protozoa, all the animals were examinated regarding to their clinical, haematological and biochemical parameters. It was envisaged that orally given sepiolite would increase the efficiency of the rumen protozoa and higher feed benefits in this study. The present study was considered to be scientifically assessed work of one of the most important values of our contry sepiolite in animal health.