Hematological Parameters of West African Dwarf Goats Fed Mixture of Cassava Sievate with Groundnut Husk Supplement

Authors

  • M. E. Jonah , Ambrose Alli University, P.M.B. 14, Ekpoma, Nigeria
  • M. I. Okoruwa Ambrose Alli University, P.M.B. 14, Ekpoma, Nigeria
  • C. E. Okukpon Ambrose Alli University, P.M.B. 14, Ekpoma, Nigeria
  • A. Omijie Ambrose Alli University, P.M.B. 14, Ekpoma, Nigeria

Keywords:

Guinea grass, agro by- products, cassava root sievate, blood, goats

Abstract

The effect of cassava root sievate (CRS) with groundnut husk supplementation on haematological indices was assessed in goats. Sixteen (16) West African dwarf male goats with an average live weight of 5 ± 0.42 kg were assigned to four dietary treatments with four animals per treatment in a completely randomized design. The dietary treatments were; diets 1 (80% guinea grass), 2 (50% guinea grass, 27% CRS and 3% groundnut husk), 3 (50% guinea grass, 23% CRS and 7% groundnut husk) and 4 (50% guinea grass, 19% CRS and 11% groundnut husk). Concentrate diet of 20% was also added to all the treatment diets. The results showed that goats on diet 1 had significant higher (p<0.05) haemoglobin (10.02 g/dl), while goats on treatment diet 2 were higher (p<0.05) in packed cell volume (30.32%), red blood cell (10.93 x 106/ml), mean corpuscular volume (9.85 fl), mean corpuscular haemoglobin (29.03 pg), mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (33.86 g/dl) and white blood cell (12.29 x 103/ml) than other treatment diets. It can be concluded that 50% guinea grass, 27% CRS, 3% groundnut husk and 20% concentrate diet has the potential to enhance haemotological indices of goats.

Author Biographies

M. E. Jonah, , Ambrose Alli University, P.M.B. 14, Ekpoma, Nigeria

Department of Animal Science

M. I. Okoruwa, Ambrose Alli University, P.M.B. 14, Ekpoma, Nigeria

Department of Animal Science

C. E. Okukpon, Ambrose Alli University, P.M.B. 14, Ekpoma, Nigeria

Department of Animal Science

A. Omijie, Ambrose Alli University, P.M.B. 14, Ekpoma, Nigeria

Department of Animal Science

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Published

2024-07-09

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Jonah, M. E., Okoruwa, M. I., Okukpon, C. E., & Omijie, A. (2024). Hematological Parameters of West African Dwarf Goats Fed Mixture of Cassava Sievate with Groundnut Husk Supplement. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 242–244. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/4675

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