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Title: Effects of Varying Protein Levels on the Hematology and Serum Biochemical Components of Non Descript Rabbits
Authors: Unung, H.U.
Yakubu, D. P.
Dagare, J.M.
Oyedapo, F.A.
Gobe, R.M.
Keywords: Dietary proteins
Serum profile
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: International Journal of Research in Agriculture and Forestry
Series/Report no.: Vol.6;Iss.5; Pp 11-15
Abstract: An experiment was conducted at the Police Force Mounted Training Centre, Bukuru, Jos, Plateau State to evaluate the effects of varying protein levels on the haematology and serum biochemical components of farm cross rabbits in a twelve weeks feeding trial. Thirty weaner rabbits of farm cross origin weighing an average of 1000g were allotted to three dietary treatment groups of ten rabbits per treatment in a completely randomized design. Diets were formulated at 13%, 18% crude protein levels and the control (growers mash). Blood samples were collected forth nightly through the ear vein of the individual rabbits (2mls) for haematology and serum biochemical assays. The results from haematology shows that parameters measured (white blood cell, neutrophil, lymphocyte, monocyte, basophils, pack cell volume, haemoglobin, mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration, mean corpuscular haemoglobin and platelets) did not differ significantly (p>0.05) between treatment groups of 13%cp, 18%cp and the control. The serum biochemical parameters measured in the study did not differ significantly (p<0.05) for rabbits fed 13% dietary protein except HDL and triglyceride demonstrated significant difference compared to the control. The results for both parameters measured (haematology and serum biochemistry) on rabbit groups fed 13%, 18% dietary protein and the control were within the normal physiological range for healthy rabbits, suggesting that dietary treatments used for the study were good for the feeding of rabbits.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2970
ISSN: 2394-5907
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