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|Title: ||Evaluation of Reproductive Performance of Rabbits Fed Graded Levels of Moringa oleifera Leaves and Twigs Meals|
|Authors: ||Oshibanjo, Olusegun D.|
Goholshak, Philips M.
Akwashik, Moses A.
|Keywords: ||weaned weight|
|Issue Date: ||2018|
|Publisher: ||International Journal of Research and Innovation in Applied Science|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vol.III;Iss.XII; Pp 1-4|
|Abstract: ||Objective: This study was carried out to evaluate the
reproductive performance of rabbits fed Moringa oleifera leaves
meal and Moringa oleifera twig meal at 0% 5% and 10% leaves
meal (MLM) and 10% twigs meal (MTM).
Method: Twenty Female grower rabbits of mixed breed with
mean Initial weight of 2323.25 ±33.12 and five New Zealand
White buck. The animals were randomly allocated in completely
randomized design. The data collected includes feed intake,
conception rate, litter size, litter weight, weaning weight, and
average daily weight gain and litter survival rate. Data were
analysed using descriptive statistic and ANOVA at α0.05.
Result and discussion: The results obtained reveals that feed
intake, litter size and average daily weight gained were not
significantly different. However conception rate was significantly
(P> 0.05) affected. The litter weight after birth was significantly
higher in rabbits fed 10% MLM with least litter weight in
rabbits fed no MLM/MTM. The weaning weight was higher in
10% MTM while 5% MLM had the least value. The survival
rate was significantly higher in rabbits fed 10% MLM with least
survival rate recorded for rabbits fed no MLM/MTM. In
conclusion, Moringa oleifera leaves/twigs meals at 10% are
excellent feed resources for breeding rabbit.|
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