Research Papers/Topics in Animal Products Technology

The Bioactivity Of Commiphora Swynnertonii Resin Extracts Against Helminths Eggs/Larvae From Low Quality Water And Vegetables In Morogoro Municipality

ABSTRACT This study was conducted on urban vegetable farming sites at Mzumbe, Mafisa and Fungafunga in Morogoro municipality-Tanzania. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of Commiphora swynnertonii resin extract against helminths eggs/larvae isolated from low quality water and vegetables at Mzumbe, Mafisa and Fungafunga in Morogoro municipality. A total of 90 vegetable samples and 70 water samples (30 treated, 30 river water and 10 untreated) were collected from th...

Antimicrobial Activity Study And Chemical Characterization Of Pure Compounds From Synadenium Glaucescens Pax

ABSTRACTThe modern medicine particularly drugs’ discovery and their development is a result of improvement of the local knowledge of the health practitioners on the medicinal plants and animal products. This study aimed at isolating and testing the bioactive compounds from Synadenium glaucescens collected from Njombe Region; Tanzania. Extraction was done using Soxhlet method while the isolation involved a series of chromatographic techniques. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technique was u...

Dietary Effects Of Plant Protein Sources On The Growth Performance And Feed Utilization Of Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis Niloticus, Raised In Concrete Tanks

ABSTRACTThe study was conducted to evaluate practical diets for Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus composed of fishmeal, soybean meal, cotton seed cake meal and sunflower seed cake meal. Five isonitrogenous (30 g 100 g-1), isolipidic (10 g 100 g-1) and isoenergetic (18 kJ g-1) test diets were formulated. The control diet composed of fish meal (22%) and soybean meal (30%) as the major sources of protein. In the other test diets, fish meal was fixed at 5%, while inclusion of soybean meal, cotto...

Effects Of Pond Fertilization And Supplementary Feeding On Growth Perfomance And Economic Return Of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis Niloticus)

ABSTRACTNile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) is the most cultured fish species in tropical andsubtropical countries. Desirable characteristics of farmed Nile tilapia include tolerance to avariety of aquaculture environments and consumption of a wide range of natural foodorganisms. In developing countries including Tanzania, Nile tilapia is cultured under semiintensivesystem. Under this system, supplementary feeding is imperative for optimumgrowth. However, commercial feeds are very expensive ...

Factors Influencing Dairy Goat Milk Production In Kitui Township, Kyangwithya East And Kyangwithya West Wards Of Kitui Central Sub County

ABSTRACTLow goat milk yield is a major constraint in Kitui County. A survey was carried out in Kitui Township, Kyangwithya east and Kyangwithya west wards of Kitui Central Sub County to assess and document the factors influencing dairy goat milk production and its roles towards improvement of rural livelihood. The environmental and managerial factors affecting milk production of different goat breeds was surveyed. Data was collected through questionnaires, observation and recording, and photo...

Studies on Dietary Fermented Mixture of Cassava and Palm Kernel Cake on Carcass Characterisitcs of Broilers and Pigs

ABSTRACT Five experiments were carried out to determine the effect of replacing maize with solid state fermented mixture of cassava root pulp and palm kernel cake on performance, carcass and meat quality of broiler chicks and pigs. First, 3 inoculation techniques were evaluated for their efficacy in solid state fermentation of the mixture namely; direct inoculation with Aspergillus niger, batch inoculation with previously inocu...