Growth Performance, Haematology and Blood Serum Chemistry of Weaner Rabbits Fed Parboiled-Sundried False Yam (Icacina Tricantha) Meal at Varying Replacement Level for Maize

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A seven-week feeding trial was conducted at the Rabbitary Unit of the Teaching and Research Farm, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma to evaluate the growth performance, hematology and serum biochemistry of 15 unsexed weaner rabbits fed varying levels of Parboiled sundried false yam (Icacina tricantha) meal. Five treatments were formulated with diet one containing 100% maize as control, while in diet two, three, four and five parboiled sundried false yam meal replaced the percentage proportion of maize in diet one at 25, 50, 75 and 100% inclusion level respectively. Each rabbit was randomly assigned to the five treatment diets in a complete randomized designed (CRD) each treatment group contained three replicates with one rabbits each. Performance characteristics revealed that final live weight and weekly feed intake were significantly (P<0.05) influenced with the highest value (2.01kg/rabbit and 398g/rabbit) recorded from rabbits fed 25% PSFYM. Weekly weight gain was also significantly (P<0.05) influenced with the highest (194.67g/rabbit) from those fed 25% PSFYM. Feed conversion was lowest (1.36) from rabbits fed 25% PSFYM while lowest mortality rate of (3.34%) was recorded from rabbits fed 25% PSFYM. All the hematological indices assayed in this study showed a significant (P<0.05) variation among rabbits fed the treatment diets with highest values recorded among those fed 75% PSFYM. Keywords: broiler chicken, growth performance haematology, serum, parboiled-sundried false yam.

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EGUAOJE, S (2018). Growth Performance, Haematology and Blood Serum Chemistry of Weaner Rabbits Fed Parboiled-Sundried False Yam (Icacina Tricantha) Meal at Varying Replacement Level for Maize. Afribary.com: Retrieved May 08, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/growth-performance-haematology-and-blood-serum-chemistry-of-weaner-rabbits-fed-parboiled-sundried-false-yam-icacina-tricantha-meal-at-varying-replacement-level-for-maize

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STANLEY, EGUAOJE. "Growth Performance, Haematology and Blood Serum Chemistry of Weaner Rabbits Fed Parboiled-Sundried False Yam (Icacina Tricantha) Meal at Varying Replacement Level for Maize" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 24 Oct. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/growth-performance-haematology-and-blood-serum-chemistry-of-weaner-rabbits-fed-parboiled-sundried-false-yam-icacina-tricantha-meal-at-varying-replacement-level-for-maize . Accessed 08 May. 2021.

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STANLEY, EGUAOJE. "Growth Performance, Haematology and Blood Serum Chemistry of Weaner Rabbits Fed Parboiled-Sundried False Yam (Icacina Tricantha) Meal at Varying Replacement Level for Maize". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 24 Oct. 2018. Web. 08 May. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/growth-performance-haematology-and-blood-serum-chemistry-of-weaner-rabbits-fed-parboiled-sundried-false-yam-icacina-tricantha-meal-at-varying-replacement-level-for-maize >.

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STANLEY, EGUAOJE. "Growth Performance, Haematology and Blood Serum Chemistry of Weaner Rabbits Fed Parboiled-Sundried False Yam (Icacina Tricantha) Meal at Varying Replacement Level for Maize" Afribary.com (2018). Accessed May 08, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/growth-performance-haematology-and-blood-serum-chemistry-of-weaner-rabbits-fed-parboiled-sundried-false-yam-icacina-tricantha-meal-at-varying-replacement-level-for-maize