Effect of Yam-Peel Meal Diets on Performance and Nutreints Digestibility of Grower Rabbits

Authors

  • M. S. Tamburawa Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil, P.M.B 3244 Kano State. Nigeria
  • M .A. Suraj Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil, P.M.B 3244 Kano State. Nigeria
  • A. G. Khaleel Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil, P.M.B 3244 Kano State. Nigeria
  • S. Madaki Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil, P.M.B 3244 Kano State. Nigeria

Keywords:

Yam-peel, rabbits, performance, nutrients digestibility

Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the effect of Yam-peel meal diets on performance and nutrients digestibility of grower rabbits. Five diets were formulated containing yam-peels meal (YPM) at dietary levels of 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20% designated as T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5 respectively. Diets were offered to thirty 30 grower rabbits (Mongrels) in a completely randomized design and each treatment was replicated 3times consisting of 2 rabbits per replicate. The experiment lasted 7 weeks. Diets and feacal samples were also subjected to proximate analysis to determine the crude nutrients compositions. The results on the performance of rabbits showed there were significant differences (p< 0.05) in the final body weight (1990.30 -2556.70g), daily weight gain (24.36 -35.65g) and daily feed intake (128.00 -132.43g). The results of nutrients digestibilities showed there were significant differences (p< 0.05) in the digestibilties of dry matter (66.00 – 85.00 %), crude protein (61.00 – 67.00 %), crude fibre (55.70 – 66.70 %) and nitrogen free extract (65.70 – 75.70 %). Rabbits fed 10% YPM diet had the highest weight gain (35.65g /day/ rabbit), with better feed conversion ratio (3.74) and feed cost per kilogram gain (N196.73) compared to others. Crude protein and crude fibre diestibilities were better at 10% YPM dietary level compared to others. Based on this study, it was concluded that yam peel meal can be included in the diet of grower rabbits up to 10% without any adverse effect on growth performance and nutrient digestibility by grower rabbits.

Author Biographies

M. S. Tamburawa, Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil, P.M.B 3244 Kano State. Nigeria

Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology 

M .A. Suraj , Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil, P.M.B 3244 Kano State. Nigeria

Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology 

A. G. Khaleel, Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil, P.M.B 3244 Kano State. Nigeria

Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology 

S. Madaki, Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil, P.M.B 3244 Kano State. Nigeria

Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology 

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Published

2024-07-09

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Tamburawa, M. S., Suraj , M. .A. ., Khaleel, A. G., & Madaki, S. . (2024). Effect of Yam-Peel Meal Diets on Performance and Nutreints Digestibility of Grower Rabbits. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 1036–1038. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/6184

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