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EFFICACY OF DISTILLED WATER AND LACTIC ACID AS WASH SOLUTION IN PREVENTING RECONTAMINATION OF SOME SPECIFIC MICROBES ON REFRIGERATED CHICKEN CARCASSES

ABSTRACTThis study was carried out to look at the efficacy of using lactic acid and distilled water as wash solution to reduce rate of recontamination of some specific microbes on refrigerated chicken carcass. Frozen chicken wings was obtained from an open commercial market (Kuto), Abeokuta, in Ogun State, Nigeria. The skin from the lean meat was removed and a certain measured amount was washed with Distilled Water and (0.4%) Lactic Acid and Agitated with stomatcher blender. 1ml of the rinsat...

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THE INFLUENCE OF HUSBANDRY PRACTICES ON CONSUMERS PREFERENCE FOR BEEF AND CHEVON IN ABEOKUTA METROPOLIS

ABSTRACTThis research work was carried out in Abeokuta metropolis covering areas of Abiola way, Adatan, Alabata, Aregbe, Camp, Isolu, Ita-Osin, Iyana- mortuary, Lafenwa, Obantoko, Odo- Eran, Okelewo, Onokolobo and Osiele. The study was determined to know the influence of husbandry practices on consumer’s preference for chevon or beef because the health of these animals is the health of man apart from other socio- cultural reasons that may affect the preference for a particular food. It...

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UNPEELED CASSAVA ROOT MEAL IN BROILERS DIET: THE EFFECT OF PROTEIN REDUCTION AND FREE AMINO ACIDS SUPPLEMENTATION ON PERFORMANCE, BLOOD PARAMETERS AND CARCASS CHARACTERISTICS

ABSTRACTA feeding trial was conducted in a completely randomized design to evaluate the overall performance, blood constituents and carcass analysis of 5-day old Marshal broiler chicks that are fed with different diets; maize diet with and without AA supplements and unpeeled cassava root meal (UCRM) diet with and without AA supplements; of four replicates each and 10 chicken per replicate. The birds were assigned to these diets; feed, and water was given ad-libitum throughout the experiment. ...

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Biosecurity

Biosecurity: a veritable tool in livestock production and control of diseases.Biosecurity refers to measures that are taken to stop the spread or introduction of harmful organisms to human, animal and plant life. The measures taken are a combination of processes and systems that have been put in place by bioscience laboratories, customs agents and agricultural managers to prevent the use of dangerous pathogens and toxins

Conservation of Local Genetic Resources: Case of Consumer’s Preference for Indigenous and Exotic Chickens in Abeokuta Metropolis, Ogun State, Nigeria

The study assessed factors determining consumers’ preference for indigenous and exotic strains of chickens. Questionnaire was administered to 150 respondents in Abeokuta Metropolis. The result showed that 29.65% of the respondents made their preference for indigenous chicken strain based on multiple choices of husbandry practices (feeding, health management, and housing). Preference for indigenous strains based on health grounds was 13.60%, while 10.80% had their preference based on housing...

Feed value of selected locally available browse and grass forages utilized by goats in Lungwena EPA, Mangochi, Southern Malawi

ABSTRACTA study was conducted to determine the nutrient composition of selected locally available browse and grass plants commonly utilized by goats in Lungwena Extension Planning Area (EPA), Mangochi district, southern Malawi. A total of seventeen browse and grass samples were collected and subjected to proximate analysis to determine their chemical composition. Fiber components, Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF) and Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), were also analyzed. Crude Protein (CP) content in t...

THE EFFECT OF MAXIGRAIN® ON PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS, NUTRIENT UTILIZATION AND EGG QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS OF LAYERS FED GLIRICIDIA SEPIUM (JACQ) Kunth ex Steud LEAF MEAL

ABSTRACTIn a feeding trial which was conducted to study the nutritive value of air-dried Gliricidia leaf meal (GLM) supplemented with Maxigrain® enzyme using Sixty laying hens (Rhode Island Red strains). The birds were randomly allotted to five dietary treatments of 12 birds per treatment; each treatment was replicated into 4 groups with 3 birds per replicate. Five experimental diets were formulated; the test ingredient being Gliricidia sepium. Four of the diets were formulated with enzyme (...

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