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Journal of Agriculture and Ecology Research International

Journal of Agriculture and Ecology Research International, 2394-1073,Vol.: 13, Issue.: 1

 

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Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Rabbit Fed Graded Levels of Cassia tora Seed Meal

 

 

H. M. Sani1, K. M. Aljameel1*, N. Muhammad1, B. M. Maina1 and A. Abdulkarim1

1Department of Animal Science, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria.

 

Abstracts

 

Aims: A study was conducted to evaluate the effect of varying levels of Cassia tora on the performance of rabbits.

Study Design: Mention the design of the study here.

Place and Duration of Study: The experiment was conducted in Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, the experiment last for three months between the months of March to June.

Methodology: The experiment was set in a completely randomized design (CRD) with level of Cassia tora as treatments. The animals were fed diets containing 0, 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10% inclusion levels of C. tora in a completely randomised design replicated six times. Data were collected for 12 consecutive weeks on feed intake and live weight gain.

Results: Growth performance of the rabbits were not significant across the treatments, except for the final body weight and average daily gain being higher in treatment 4 compare to other treatments. Carcass evaluation shows significant difference in dressing percentage, weight of kidney and small intestine.

Conclusion: It was concluded that up to 7.5% of C. tora can be incorporated in the diet of rabbits without any deleterious effect on the performance of rabbits.

 

Keywords :

Rabbit; Cassia tora; performance; carcass.

 

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DOI : 10.9734/JAERI/2017/34316

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