Effect of Genotype on the Hematology of Matured Male Rabbit

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  • C. E. Isidahomen Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma – Nigeria
  • I. B. Amaza Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma – Nigeria

Keywords:

Male rabbit, genotype, hematology

Abstract

Thirty-six (36) breeding bucks aged 12 - 16 months and weighed between 2.20 – 2.26 kg and the data were used to determine the influence of genotypes on Hematological parameters. These consisted of 12 rabbits New Zealand red, New Zealand white and chinchilla each of rabbit genotypes. There were significant (p<0.05) differences between the genotypes in the mean values of White blood cell (WBC) count which range (4.80- 6.31×103/µ), Red blood cell (RBC) count(5.66-6.45×106/µ), packed cell volume PCV (34.62 - 35.53%) and hemoglobin (Hb) concentration, mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular haemoglobin MCH (14.30-

16.45 pg) mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC). However, the New Zealand Red was significantly superior in some of the parameters examined. Also, WBC was significantly (p<0.05) higher in the New Zealand Red. The results on hematological characteristic of the rabbit genotype could be used in the classification of rabbit into a genetic group for adaptive and product purpose.

Author Biographies

C. E. Isidahomen, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma – Nigeria

Department of Animal Science

I. B. Amaza, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma – Nigeria

Department of Animal Science

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Published

2024-07-09

How to Cite

Isidahomen, C. E. ., & Amaza, I. B. (2024). Effect of Genotype on the Hematology of Matured Male Rabbit. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 79–80. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/4243

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