Blood Profile of West African Dwarf Goat Fed Graded Levels of Dried Poultry Waste in Fermented Cassava Peel Based Diet

Authors

  • C. A. Ebuzor Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
  • H. N. Ezindu Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
  • L. E. Okoye Technology Anambra State Polytechnic Mgbakwu.
  • O. I. Prudent Bayelsa State College of Arts and Science, Yenagoe.
  • D. N. Onunkwo Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
  • C. N. Okocha Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
  • J. A. Ibeawuchi Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
  • M. O. Oden Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

Keywords:

Goat, poultry waste, cassava peel, blood profile

Abstract

The blood profiles of West African Dwarf (WAD) goats fed graded levels of dried poultry waste (DPW) in fermented cassava peel meal based diets were evaluated. Four diets designated A, B, C, and D were formulated to contain 0, 10, 20, and 30% DPW respectively. The diets were offered to the WAD goats in a 4×4 Latin square design during a 28-day feeding trial. Result obtained from to study shows that the Dry matter (%) and crude protein of the diets were 90.27, 19.71%; 90.22, 19.81%, 89.54; 20.47% and 89.37; 22.4% respectively for A, B, C and D while the metabolizable energy were 1.59, 1.54, 1.49 and 1.51 MJ/kgDM. Average feed intakes (kg/d) were statically (p<0.05) significant for the four diets. Diets A, B, C, and D recorded 0.87 (kg/d, 0.84, 0.88 and 1.25kg/dl respectively. The PCV, WBC, MCV, MCHC, were statically (p<0.05) influenced (p<0.05) influenced by the dietary treatments while Hb, RBC, and MCH, were unaffected statically (P>0.05). Apart from the blood urea (mg/dl) values, all the other serum biochemical components varied statically (p>0.05). Total protein (g/dl) values were; 4.20g/dl, 5.10g/dl, 4.58g/dl, 4.39g/dl, and Globulin values were; 2.40g/dl, 3.19g/dl, 2.44g/dl and 4.25g/dl respectively for diets A, B, C, and D. It was observed from this result that the addition of DPW in FCP based diets did not have any negative effect on both the blood profiles evaluated and the health of the WAD goats; hence these feed resources should be harnessed for efficient goat production.

Author Biographies

C. A. Ebuzor, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

Department of Animal Production and Livestock Management 

H. N. Ezindu, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

Department of Animal Production and Livestock Management

L. E. Okoye, Technology Anambra State Polytechnic Mgbakwu.

Department of Animal Health and Production 

O. I. Prudent, Bayelsa State College of Arts and Science, Yenagoe.

Department of Agricultural Technology 

D. N. Onunkwo, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

Department of Animal Production and Livestock Management 

C. N. Okocha, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

Department of Animal Production and Livestock Management 

J. A. Ibeawuchi, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

Department of Animal Production and Livestock Management 

M. O. Oden, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

Department of Animal Production and Livestock Management

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Published

2024-07-09

How to Cite

Ebuzor, C. A., Ezindu, H. N., Okoye, L. E., Prudent, O. I., Onunkwo, D. N., Okocha, C. N. ., Ibeawuchi, J. A., & Oden, M. O. (2024). Blood Profile of West African Dwarf Goat Fed Graded Levels of Dried Poultry Waste in Fermented Cassava Peel Based Diet. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 731–734. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/5736

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