A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  

              [Sort by number of followers]   [Restore default list]

  Subjects -> ANIMAL WELFARE (Total: 107 journals)
Showing 1 - 22 of 22 Journals sorted alphabetically
Acrocephalus     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Botanical Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African Journal of Wildlife Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Agrivet : Jurnal Ilmu-Ilmu Pertanian dan Peternakan / Journal of Agricultural Sciences and Veteriner)     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Alternatives to Laboratory Animals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Animal - Science Proceedings     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Animal Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Animal Diseases     Open Access  
Animal Frontiers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Animal Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Animal Research International     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Animal Sentience : An Interdisciplinary Journal on Animal Feeling     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Animal Studies Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Animal Welfare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Animals     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Annual Review of Animal Biosciences     Full-text available via subscription  
Applied Animal Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Archiva Zootehnica     Open Access  
Archivos de Medicina Veterinaria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Asian Journal of Animal Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Cell Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Australian Holstein Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Mammalogy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Bangladesh Journal of Animal Science     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Between the Species     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Botanical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
British Poultry Abstracts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Buletin Peternakan : Bulletin of Animal Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Buletin Veteriner Udayana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Canadian Journal of Animal Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Companion Animal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Corpoica Ciencia y Tecnología Agropecuaria     Open Access  
Derecho Animal. Forum of Animal Law Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Equine Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
European Journal of Wildlife Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Global Journal of Animal Scientific Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Hayvansal Üretim     Open Access  
Human-Wildlife Interactions     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal for Parasitology : Parasites and Wildlife     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Health, Animal Science and Food Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Iranian Journal of Applied Animal Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Italian Journal of Animal Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Anatolian Environmental and Animal Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Animal Science and Products     Open Access  
Journal of Applied Animal Ethics Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Applied Animal Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Botany     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Experimental Psychology : Animal Learning and Cognition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Pest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Research in Forestry, Wildlife and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Threatened Taxa     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Veterinary Science & Medicine     Open Access  
Journal of Wildlife and Biodiversity     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Zoological and Botanical Gardens     Open Access  
Jurnal Agripet     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Ilmu dan Kesehatan Hewan (Veterinary Science and Medicine Journal)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Ilmu-Ilmu Peternakan     Open Access  
Jurnal Sain Peternakan Indonesia     Open Access  
Jurnal Veteriner     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Majalah Ilmiah Peternakan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Natural History Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Nigerian Journal of Animal Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Nutrición Animal Tropical     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Online Journal of Animal and Feed Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Pastoralism : Research, Policy and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
People and Animals : The International Journal of Research and Practice     Open Access  
Pet Behaviour Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference     Open Access  
Rangifer     Open Access  
Research Journal of Parasitology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Brasileira de Higiene e Sanidade Animal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Colombiana de Ciencia Animal     Open Access  
Revista Colombiana de Ciencias Pecuarias (Colombian journal of animal science and veterinary medicine)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Producción Animal     Open Access  
Revista de Salud Animal     Open Access  
Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Pecuarias     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue de primatologie     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
RUDN Journal of Agronomy and Animal Industries     Open Access  
Science and Animal Health     Open Access  
Scientific Papers Animal Science and Biotechnologies     Open Access  
Social Choice and Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Society and Animals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
South African Journal of Animal Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Spei Domus     Open Access  
TRACE ∴ Finnish Journal for Human-Animal Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Translational Animal Science     Open Access  
Turkish Journal of Veterinary Research     Open Access  
Uluslararası Tarım ve Yaban Hayatı Bilimleri Dergisi / International Journal of Agricultural and Wildlife Sciences     Open Access  
veterinär spiegel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Veterinary and Animal Science     Open Access  
Veterinary Clinical Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Wartazoa. Indonesian Bulletin of Animal and Veterinary Sciences     Open Access  
Wildfowl     Open Access   (Followers: 11)

              [Sort by number of followers]   [Restore default list]

Similar Journals
Journal Cover
Animal Research International
Number of Followers: 3  
 
  Full-text available via subscription Subscription journal
ISSN (Print) 1597-3115
Published by African Journals Online Homepage  [261 journals]
  • Access to animal source foods and consumers’ preferences in peri-urban
           and urban areas of Ibadan, Nigeria

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Authors: Oluremi Akintayo, Olubunmi Adelakun, Grace Olufunmilayo Makinde
      Abstract: Most discussions on the consumption of Animal Source Foods (ASFs) in urban areas focus on single ASF with attention on residents within and around the city centre, leaving out the transitional zones (peri-urban areas). This study was carried out in Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo State, Nigeria and one of the largest urban agglomerations in the country. Multi-stage sampling procedure was employed to obtain 228 consumers from both urban and peri-urban areas and data were collected using structured questionnaire and analyses done using percentages and regression statistics. The ranking of different ASFs in order of preference by respondents were influenced by factors such as personal tastes and culture. Beef had the highest frequency as the first choice ASF followed by fish in both urban and peri-urban areas. Majority (78.57 %) of respondents in urban and 68.97 % in peri-urban area had access to their most preferred ASF. Factors which significantly affect consumers’ access to ASFs are price of ASFs, consumers’ education, income per week, and income type (monthly or daily). Consumers who received monthly incomes were 18.6% in urban and 16.4 % in peri-urban area more likely to have access to ASFs. Those with a minimum of secondary education were 4.6 % more likely to have access to ASFs in peri-urban area. The price of ASFs in the urban area reduced the probability of access to ASFs by 3.90 %. Appropriate implementation of better income packages will help to improve consumers’ access to their preferred ASFs.
      PubDate: 2022-01-26
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2022)
       
  • Helminth fauna of the five phenotypes of gallus gallus domesticus in
           Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Authors: Terry Adaeze Nzeakor, Davinson Chuka Anyogu, Efficience Ganiyu Aneru, Idika Kalu Idika, Chukwunyere Okwudiri Nwosu
      Pages: 4153 ̵ - 4153 ̵
      Abstract: With the rise in the rearing of Gallus gallus domesticus (local chicken) in Nigeria, it becomes pertinent to study various aspects of diseases affecting this type of chicken. In this study, five phenotypes (normal, frizzle feathered, wild type, naked and crested neck) of the G. gallus domesticus in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria were screened for helminth parasites. Nodular lesions found in the proventriculus were processed for histopathological examination. An overall prevalence (OP) of 84 % (95 % CI = 0.6473 to 0.9421) was recorded. The helminth fauna of the five phenotypes were Ascaridia galli (OP 32 %), Raillietina sp. (OP 64 %) and Tetrameres sp. (OP 16 %). Single and mixed infections were observed in the study; single infections of Raillietina sp. was the most prevalent (40 %), while a mixed infection of A. galli and Raillietina sp. occurred most (20 %). Crested neck had the highest prevalence (100 %) of helminth infection (95 % CI = 0.5109 to 1.0000), while the other four phenotypes had 80 % prevalence of helminth infections (95 % CI = 0.3596 to 0.9797) each. Microscopically, the proventricular nodules revealed embryonated eggs of the female Tetrameres sp. with ulceration of the proventricular mucosa, necrosis of the proventricular glands with haemorrhage. The high prevalence reported across all the phenotypes may likely be attributed to poor management and feeding habit of G. gallus domesticus. It is recommended that farmers adopt the intensive system of management for the rearing of G. gallus domesticus and regular anthelmintic treatment of their birds.
      PubDate: 2022-01-26
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2022)
       
  • Prevalence of liver lesions in small ruminants (sheep and goats)
           slaughtered at the Kumasi Abattoir, Ghana

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Authors: Alfreda Ntiamoah, Daniel Essel-Cobbinah, Timothy Asenso-Nyarko, Richmond Yeboah, Derrick Adu Asare, Benjamin Obukowho Emikpe
      Pages: 4159 ̵ - 4159 ̵
      Abstract: This study aimed to determine the occurrence of liver lesions in slaughtered sheep and goat with specific reference to the prevalence, breed, age, sex and month influence on liver lesion and also the pathological changes and its effect on the cost. This study involves a 3 months period (October and December 2015) weekly inspection of 2044 slaughtered sheep and goat, 824 were purposively examined, of which 75 were partially condemned and 36 samples out of the partially condemned were used for histopathological analysis. Lesions recorded were granuloma, necrosis, degeneration, cystic vacuole and some with no lesion. Age, sex and breeds had significant influence (p>0.05) on the prevalence of liver lesions in sheep and goat. West African dwarf was the most susceptible breed. The ages in both species (sheep and goats) above 2 – 3 years were most susceptible to liver lesions. Goats were more susceptible than sheep and within the 3 months study the abattoir loss GH¢ 1125 due to liver lesion Economic loss due to liver condemnation estimated has showed there is much to be done to save loss incomes from liver condemnation. Good husbandry practices, proper feeding and good veterinary care should be given to small ruminants in order to minimize liver disease in small ruminants in Ghana.
      PubDate: 2022-01-26
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2022)
       
  • Apparent digestibility coefficients of differently processed poultry and
           fish offal meals fed to the african catfish, clarias gariepinus (burchell,
           1822) juveniles

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Authors: Olugbenga Orisasona, Waheed Adebayo Asipa, Abdullateef Ajibola Tiamiyu
      Pages: 4166 ̵ - 4166 ̵
      Abstract: Waste from poultry and fish processing plants whose disposal presently raises a major environmental concern may be a source of animal protein in fish diet, if properly processed. This study was carried out to determine the nutrient composition and apparent digestibility coefficient (ADC) of nutrients in differently processed poultry and fish offal in diets fed to Clarias gariepinus. The test ingredients were autoclaved poultry offal (P1), oven-dried poultry offal (P2), poultry offal paste with wheat offal as carrier (P3), autoclaved fish offal (F1), oven-dried fish offal (F2) and fish offal paste with wheat offal (F3). A 35 % crude protein (CP) reference diet (R) was formulated. Test diets contained 70 % reference diets and 30 % of test ingredients, with chromic oxide as the inert marker. Triplicate groups of C. gariepinus (5.50 ± 0.50 g) were fed diets for 8 weeks. CP content in ingredients was significantly high (p<0.05) in P2 (56.88 ± 0.00 %), with the lowest values recorded in F3 (35.00 ± 0.03 %) and P3 (31.50 ± 1.20 %). Linoleic and arachidonic acids were recorded in all fish offal meals, while only oven-dried poultry offal meal had arachidonic acid. ADC of nutrients varied significantly across treatments (p<0.05). ADC of CP was significantly highest in P2 (83.36 ± 0.49 %) and least in P1 (56.06 ± 0.36 %). ADC of phosphorus increased from 74.31 ± 0.55 % in P3 to 99.57 ± 0.75 % in P1. The result of this study revealed that nutrient digestibility by C. gariepinus was best in oven-dried meals compared to treatment methods.
      PubDate: 2022-01-26
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2022)
       
  • Comparative studies of nutrients intake and haemato-biochemical indices of
           bucks fed at three different times of the day

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Authors: Moyosore Joseph Adegbeye, Oluwatosin Bode Omotoso, Christopher Oladipupo Toye, Adebola Monsurat Aderibigbe, Precious Ajagun, Femi Ajanaku, Samuel Aro, Adebowale Noah Fajemisin
      Pages: 4176 ̵ - 4176 ̵
      Abstract: This study objective was to assess the effect of time of feeding on nutrients intake and haemato-biochemical indices of West African dwarf (WAD) bucks. Fifteen bucks with an initial live-weight of 7.50 ± 0.35 kg aged between 8 – 12 months were grouped into three treatments and five replicates for 115 days. The bucks were fed once daily in the morning, noon or evening either at 06:00, 12:00 or 18:00 hour for 90 days respectively under natural light-dark cycles. The experimental diets were Panicum maximum (Guinea grass) and concentrate diets at 50:50 % DM ratio. Serum glucose in evening fed-bucks was significantly higher (p<0.02) than noon and morning-fed buck. Nitrogen retention also increased from dawn to dusk with the morning-fed bucks (64.31 ± 3.79 %) having significantly lowest (p<0.02) value, while evening-fed bucks had the highest (74.73 ± 1.15 %) nitrogen retention. However, time of feeding did not significantly affect (p>0.05) nutrient digestibility, haematological parameters, total protein, lipid profile, and mineral utilization. Feeding animals in the evening or early hours of the morning may be healthy for livestock in a changing climate.
      PubDate: 2022-01-27
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2022)
       
  • Effect of dietary inclusion of garcinia kola dried seed powder on growth
           performance and immune response of Newcastle disease vaccinated broiler
           chicks

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Authors: Patience Chinasa Ugwu , Nkechi Hariet Ikenna-Ezeh, Nneka Geraldine Nwogo, Pius Ajanwachukwu Nnadi
      Pages: 4186 ̵ - 4186 ̵
      Abstract: The effect of dietary inclusion of bitter kola (Garcinia kola) on the performance, organ weight and immune response to Newcastle disease vaccine in broiler chicks was assessed. Forty broiler chicks of five weeks old were randomly assigned into four groups (Groups A, B, C and D) of 12 birds each with the inclusion of sun dried ground bitter kola as a dietary additive at inclusion rate of 0, 5, 10 and 20 g/kg diet in groups A, B, C and D respectively. Birds were weighed weekly and vaccinated at week two with NCDV. Blood samples were collected from six birds in all the groups at weekly interval for PCV determination and serology. Serum samples were assayed for HI antibody using the HA/HI method. Results showed no significant difference (p>0.05) in PCV between groups B, C and D compared to the control A, There was no significant difference (p>0.05) in the weight gain and weight of the visceral organ. On day 14 post vaccination, the result of HI titres showed an increase in the humoral immune response of chicks in the control group when compared to groups B and C. There was a significant increase (p<0.05) in the humoral immune response in group D on day 14 compared with the control group. It can be concluded that bitter kola is well tolerated in broilers and better protected against NCD with bitter kola inclusion in their diet showing higher in the humoral immune response at 20 g/kg diet bitter kola inclusion.
      PubDate: 2022-01-27
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2022)
       
  • Ectoparasites and endo-helminths from pigs in Abakaliki and Izzi Local
           Government areas, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Authors: Michael Okpara Elom, Philip Kelechukwu Ukaegbu, Ogbonnaya Elom, Ifeoma Anthonia Okpara-Elom
      Pages: 4195 ̵ - 4195 ̵
      Abstract: Parasitism affects output in pig production and introduces high risks of diseases. This study investigated ectoparasites and endo-helminths of pigs in Abakaliki and Izzi Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Ebonyi State, Nigeria. One hundred and sixty eight (168) pigs were examined for both ecto- and faecal parasites. Snowball and simple random sampling techniques were employed in the study. Faecal samples collected using appropriate procedures were processed and examined using concentration techniques. Collection and processing of ectoparasites followed standard parasitological procedures. The recovered parasites were identified using morphological characteristics and standard guides. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics and Chi-square. Statistical significance was established at p<0.05. Overall, 44 pigs (26.1 %) were infested with ectoparasites. Pigs were infested most with Ctenocephalides canis (9.52 %) and least with Haemaphysalis species (1.79 %). There was significant difference (p = 0.042) in prevalence of C. canis with respect to sex. Sixty eight pigs (40.48 %) were infected with faecal parasites. Ascaris suum had the highest overall prevalence (17.86 %) while Taenia solium had the least (1.79 %). There was no significant difference between faecal parasite infection and age of pigs (p>0.05). However, a significant association (p = 0.026) was established between sex of pigs and infection with Fasciola hepatica. Thirteen (7.74 %) and 14(8.33 %) of the pigs were infested and infected respectively with more than one parasite taxa. Parasitism increased with advancement in age of pigs. Adequate utilization of veterinary services, good sanitation and proper training of farmers are recommended.
      PubDate: 2022-01-27
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2022)
       
  • Carcass traits, antioxidant status and meat colour of West African Dwarf
           goat fed combinations of cocoa pod, cassava pulp and acacia leaf

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Authors: Christie Oluwatosin Raimi
      Pages: 4203 ̵ - 4203 ̵
      Abstract: A study on carcass characteristics and meat quality of WAD goat was carried out. Twenty (20) WAD goats with age range of 12 – 13 months and average body weight of 14.60 ± 0.05 kg were divided randomly into five treatment groups, consisted of 4 goats and subjected them to thirty-two weeks feeding trial. Combinations of cocoa pod, cassava pulp and Acacia leaf diets were formulated containing four levels of fermented cocoa pod at 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20 and cassava pulp at 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 percent levels respectively while 40 % of Acacia leaf cut across the groups. The results showed that the dressing percentage ranged from 39.11 % (T1) to 44.08 % (T5). The values were significantly difference (p<0.05) among the treatments. Goats on combinations of (20: 40: 40) (T5) had the highest values for carcass length (57.50 ± 0.47 cm). Primal cuts yield of goats on combinations of T5(20 : 40 : 40) had the highest values for neck (506.50 ± 22.92g), lungs (133.50 ± 4.57 g), heart (78.00 ± 2.22 g), rib (6.39 ± 0.38 g), liver (251.50 ± 13.63 g) and pancreas (36.50 ± 2.08 g). The dressing percentage (44.08 ± 0.80 %) and meat quality; Superoxide dismutase (2.88 ± 0.15 U/min/mg protein) of WAD goat fed 20 % diet cocoa pod silage was significantly (p<0.05) high compared to other groups. This study concludes that cocoa pod could be included in WAD goats diets up to 20 % based on their carcass characteristics and meat quality.
      PubDate: 2022-01-27
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2022)
       
  • Unconquerable stance of plasmodium falciparum depends on arrested
           development

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Authors: Francis Stephen Ogbonna Ugwu, Ifeoma Ginikanwa Umeh
      Pages: 4216 ̵ - 4216 ̵
      Abstract: Plasmodium falciparum has conquistador prowess that depends on its knack for arrested development. This phenomenon is poorly defined/understood; therefore stakeholders neglect its relevance in malaria control strategies. This study provides requisite knowledge and motivation to interested parties to now begin to factor in arrested development of P. falciparum in order to prepare Sub Sahara Africa to strategize for malaria elimination. Reviews of published works and anecdotes were used to generate the reports embodied in this study. P. falciparum arrested development was redefined and contextualized in the light of current laboratory findings that prove that absolute arrest is incompatible with life. During arrest, metabolism is only down-regulated while essential processes continue. Arrested P. falciparum is found in all stages of its complex forms which permits it to cope with inhibitory substances thereby enabling it to exist asymptomatically while modulating some notable genes to resist chemotherapy or mobilizing the resources of the host to shield itself to frustrate host reactions. Arrested development is a defensive strategy par excellence that P. falciparum depends on for relevance in ways that are strikingly complicated. Progress in malaria control would depend on pressuring P. falciparum and its vector to change their habit through strict use of house screening. Man can also apply the principle of arrest to deal with sociopolitical problems especially in Africa.
      PubDate: 2022-01-27
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2022)
       
  • Weight Losses In Ancylostoma Caninum Infected Mice Receiving Allium
           Sativum aqueous extract

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Authors: Francis Stephen Ogbonna Ugwu
      Pages: 4228 ̵ - 4228 ̵
      Abstract: Globally, one billion people, mostly the poor bear hookworm burden. Quick fixes with A. sativum remediation are attractive but there is no information of host reactions when infected people consume this plant. The study set to ascertain whether A. sativum would modulate weight of Ancylostoma caninum-infected mice. Helminth free mice were randomly selected into one of three classes: uninfected group and unfed with A. sativum and two groups of mice infected with A. caninum. One of the infected group received extract of A. sativum while the other did not. All infected mice received 1000/0.2 ml of suspension of infective A. caninum larvae. Mice fed with A. sativum extract received 250 mg/kg weight of animal daily. All experimental animals were allowed mice chow and water ad libitum. Over a 10-day period, the weight of animals obtained were compared using analysis of variance (ANOVA) at 5 % α-level of significance and Tukey’s test post hoc to evaluate data. Though weight instability was observed in all groups, uninfected healthy mice had a more consistent trend. Weight changes began to vary in infected animals from day 3. Infected garlic fed mice lost more weight significantly (p<0.05; range 0.3 – 4.6 g) than control mice (range 0.14 – 2.85 g). However, both infected groups at day 6 began showing sign of recovery with garlic unfed infected animals trending faster recovery. The use of A. sativum during hookworm infection is contra indicated because of the exacerbation of weight losses. The public health implication of A. sativum intake in concomitant infection with A. caninum was highlighted.
      PubDate: 2022-01-27
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2022)
       
  • Effect of sweet potato leaf meal on growth, haematology and meat quality
           of broiler chicken

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Authors: Aanuoluwapo Adeyemi Akintomide, Innocent Bamidele Osho, Gbenga Emmanuel Onibi, Ganiyu Oboh
      Pages: 4239 ̵ - 4239 ̵
      Abstract: This study was conducted to assess the efficacy of sweet potato leaf meal (SPLM) as an alternative feed ingredient in broiler chicken ration using growth, haematology and meat quality parameters as criteria. One hundred and eight (108) started chickens were divided into four treatments with three replicates/ treatment and nine birds/ replicate in a completely randomized design. SPLM was included in their feed at 0(control), 5, 10 and 15 %. Data on body weight and feed intake were taken during the experiment. Blood parameters and meat quality were assessed at the end of the trial. Results showed that weight gain (WG), feed intake and feed conversion ratio (FCR) were significantly influenced (p<0.05) by SPLM treatments. Broiler chicken fed 5 % SPLM diet had 1.18 kg WG, which was statistically same as control whereas those on 15 % SPLM diet had the least value of 0.76 kg. Values for FCR increased progressively with increasing inclusion of SPLM, chickens on 0 % had a value of 2.79 and those on 15 % had 4.66. Inclusion of up to 15 % SPLM did not have any detrimental effect on blood profile and meat quality of the chickens. It was concluded based on growth performance that the use of SPLM in broiler chicken diets should not exceed 5 %.
      PubDate: 2022-01-27
      Issue No: Vol. 18, No. 3 (2022)
       
 
JournalTOCs
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK
Email: journaltocs@hw.ac.uk
Tel: +00 44 (0)131 4513762
 


Your IP address: 34.231.247.88
 
Home (Search)
API
About JournalTOCs
News (blog, publications)
JournalTOCs on Twitter   JournalTOCs on Facebook

JournalTOCs © 2009-