Effect of Calopogonium mucunoides Forage on the Characteristics of Internal Organs of Pigs

Authors

  • H. O. Uzegbu Ahmadu Bello University Zaria
  • A. H. Akinmutimi Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike.
  • D. N. Onunkwo Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
  • E. C. Ukonu Ahmadu Bello University Zaria

Keywords:

Forage, pig, Calopogonium mucunoides

Abstract

A feeding trial was conducted to determine the nutritional potential of fresh legume forage (Calopogonium mucunoides) for pigs. A total of 30 grower pigs were used in a 63 days feeding trial. Five diets were formulated which contained 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20% level of fresh forage. Each diet formed a treatment which was offered to the pigs. Each treatment was replicated thrice with 2 pigs replicate, arranged in Completely Randomized Design (CRD). The pigs were fed 4% of their body weight and water was offered ad-libitum. All the organ characteristics in the investigation except the lungs showed significant (p<0.05) differences. The organs of the pigs fed on fresh legume forage were higher than the control. Supplementation of fresh legume forage in the diet of pigs increased the organs of pigs.

Author Biographies

H. O. Uzegbu, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria

National Agricultural Extension Research and Liaison Services 

A. H. Akinmutimi, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike.

Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Science 

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

Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Science 

E. C. Ukonu, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria

National Agricultural Extension Research and Liaison Services 

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Published

2024-07-09

How to Cite

Uzegbu, H. O., Akinmutimi, A. H., Onunkwo, D. N., & Ukonu, E. C. (2024). Effect of Calopogonium mucunoides Forage on the Characteristics of Internal Organs of Pigs. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 910–912. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/5921

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