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Comparative Nephroprotective Effects of Extracts of Buchholzia coriacea on some Biochemical Parameters in Carbon Tetrachloride-induced Toxicity in Rattus novergicus

Buchholzia coriacea (wonderful kola) is a medicinal plant that has been used worldwide as an alternative medication to promote human health. Comparative nephroprotective effects of crude seed  powder, aqueous and methanolic extracts of B. coriacea in hepatotoxic rats was investigated for 56 days. The crude powder (BCCP), aqueous extract (BCAE) and methanolic extract (BCME) significantly reduced (p

Hypoglycaemic and Hypolipidemic Effects of Black Brand of Lipton Tea (Camellia sinensis) on Normal Male Albino Rats

Recently, considerable attention has been focused on dietary supplements that possess hypoglycaemic and hypolipidemic properties in lieu of the synergistically synthesized drugs like statins and metiform which have been proven to have adverse effects. This present work was carried out to study the potential effects of Lipton tea aqueous extract (LTAE) on normal male albino rats. 36 six male Wistar rats weighing 115 - 150g were assigned into four main groups; each group was divided into thr...

Mathematics Application for Agricultural Development in Nigeria

Abstract This paper explores how the knowledge of mathematics can be applied to the development of agriculture, the importance and how mathematics application on the farm could improve agricultural development. Mathematical applications can enhance agricultural development in many ways. Through simple measurements, the farmer can estimate the number of hectares cultivated per annum, his profit and loss margin per annum etc. Mathematics has enabled farming to be more economically efficient and...

THE IMPACTS OF SURFACE TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT TO TOURISM GROWTH

THE IMPACTS OF SURFACE TRANSPORT  DEVELOPMENT TO TOURISM GROWTH ABSTRACT             CONTENTS     1.  INTRODUCTION                                                                                                    1  2.  ROAD TRANSPORT IN TOURISM DEVELOPMENT                                     3  2.1 Mutuality between Road Transport and Tourism Development                  4  2.1.1 Cameroon: Road Di...

Land evaluation, characterization and classification of soil for the proposed oil palm plantation in Ekpri Ibami, Akamkpa Local Government Area, Nigeria

Land evaluation, characterization and  classification of soil for the proposed oil palm plantation in  Ekpri Ibami, Akamkpa Local Government Area, Nigeria  was conducted on 50 ha of land using a combination of  both conventional and digital survey methods. The objective  of the research was to characterize, classify and evaluate  the land for the proposed oil palm production. Three soil  mapping units were identified (EKP I, EKP II and EKP III)  and representative profile pits were du...

Analysis of Loan Accessed by Cooperative Society Farmers from Bank of Agriculture (Boa), in Imo State, Nigeria

The study examined the determinants of agricultural loan accessed by cooperative farmers from Bank of Agriculture in Imo State. Specifically, the socio-economic characteristics of the cooperative farmers were identified, volume of loan accessed by cooperative farmers was determined, effects of the socio-economic characteristics of the cooperative farmers on the volume of loan accessed was estimated. 80 respondents were selected randomly from five Local Government Areas of Imo State and data w...

Hospitality management

A healthy diet is one that helps to maintain or improve overall health. A healthy diet provides the body with essential nutrients such as fluids, adequate amino acids from protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, fibre and adequate calories. The World Health Organization (WHO) 2009 makes the following five (5) recommendations with respect to both population and individuals Maintain a healthy weight by eating roughly the same number of calories that the body is using. Limit intake o...

INFLUENCE OF STOCKING DENSITY ON THE GROWTH AND SURVIVAL OF POST FRY OF THE AFRICAN MUD CATFISH (CLARIAS GARIEPINUS)

ABSTRACT The experiments were conducted on the influence of stocking density on growth and survival of post fry of the African mud catfish, Clarias gariepinus. Clariasg gariepinus post fry were stocked at the rate of 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 post fry/ 30l litres of water. The post fry were fed twice daily with a commercial catfish feed( Skrettings) at 3% body weight. The survival, mean total length, mean body weight, condition factor, specific growth rate and performance index were found to be...

Economics of Fish Farming in Selected Local Government Areas of Taraba State

The study analysed the economics of fish farming in selected local government areas of Taraba state, Nigeria. The specific objectives were to; (i) describe the socio-economic characteristics of fish farmers in the study area (ii), estimate the cost and returns of fish farming in the study area (iii), determine the relationship between input and output in fish farming in the study area; and (iv), identify the constraints faced by fish farmers in the study area. It utilized mainly primary data....

CHANGES IN SOME HEMATOLOGICAL PARAMETERS IN DIABETIC RATS TREATED WITH LEAF EXTRACT OF TERMINALIA CATAPPA (INDIAN ALMOND) AND NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS (NSAIDs)

Abstract The changes in some haematological parameters in alloxan-induced diabetic rats treated with Terminalia catappa leaves extract and Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) was studied. 54 male albino wister rats were selected into nine (9) groups of six (6) rats each. Diabetes was induced intraperitoneally to the test groups with 150mg/kg BW of alloxan monohydrate and the experiment lasted for 14 days. Group 1 was control which received 1mg/kg of deionized water, group 2 was ext...

EFFECT OF BIOCHAR (CHARCOAL) ON MICROBIAL COLONIZATION AND HEAVY METAL CONCENTRATION IN A POLLUTED SOIL

ABSTRACT A study of the effect of biochar (charcoal) on microbial colonization and heavy metal concentration in polluted soil was conducted for eighth (8) weeks between September to October, during the cropping season of 2018, at the faculty of Agriculture, Kogi State University, Anyigba. The aim of the study was to determine the effect of biochar on microbial colonization and heavy metal concentration in a polluted soil. The experiment was laid out in a completely randomized design (CRD) ...

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ABSTRACT             A study of the effect of biochar (charcoal) on microbial colonization and heavy metal concentration in polluted soil was conducted for eighth (8) weeks between September to October, during the cropping season of 2018, at the faculty of Agriculture, Kogi State University, Anyigba. The aim of the study was to determine the effect of biochar on microbial colonization and heavy metal concentration in a polluted soil. The experiment was laid out in a completely rand...

Exploring the link between climate change perceptions and adaptation strategies among smallholder farmers in Chimanimani district of Zimbabwe

AbstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to establish the association between smallholder farmer perceptionstoward climate change and adaptation strategies at the household level in Chimanimani District of Zimbabwe.Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected from 284 households mainly using a structuredquestionnaire. The Heckman probit selection model was used to first identify the underlying socio-economicfactors that affect households’ recognition of climate change in the ...

Variation of meat-type chickens in relation to genotypes and age of slaughter on carcass indices.

The experiment was conducted to compare the various carcass characteristics between two broiler strains. A total bird of 150 day-old chick of two commercial broiler strains (Marshall and Cobb, 75 each) were raised and at the end of 4, 6 and 8 weeks, 20 birds/strain; 40 birds/week, making a total of 120 birds were randomly selected from both strains for carcass analysis. The birds were starved of feed overnight and individually weighed to obtain starved live body weight. The birds were stu...


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