animal science

COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF METHODS OF PROCESSING PATHOGEN-FREE POULTRY MANURE

PROJECT BODY: ABSTRACT This project was aimed at finding out the different microorganism that are associated with the method of processing pathogen free poultry manure, identifying various contaminants that are associated with poultry manure. It is also aimed at comparing the different method of processing pathogen free poultry manure to find out the different contaminants …

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EFFECTS OF QUANTITATIVE FEED RESTRICTION WITH OR WITHOUT ENZYME SUPPLEMENTATION ON BILATERAL BODY MEASUREMENTS, ORGAN WEIGHT AND SERUM BIOCHEMISTRY OF BROILER CHICKENS

CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Poultry production has the potentials to contribute meaningfully to the economic growth of any country. In Nigeria for instance, the poultry subsector has contributed greatly to the improvement of the national economy in terms of job creation, Gross Domestic Products as well as food security. This is evident in as high …

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AVAILABILITY, ACCESS AND UTILIZATION OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AMONG STAFF OF WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE SUB-PROGRAMME OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES IN NORTH CENTRAL ZONE OF NIGERIA

Background Information The sustainable production of food is the first pillar of food security; and millions of women work as farmers, farm workers and natural resource managers. In doing so, they contribute to national agricultural output, maintenance of the environment and family food security (Onyemobi, 2000). According to Nnadozie and Ibe (2000), women play very …

AVAILABILITY, ACCESS AND UTILIZATION OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AMONG STAFF OF WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE SUB-PROGRAMME OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES IN NORTH CENTRAL ZONE OF NIGERIA Read More »

EVALUATION OF GROWTH TRAITS AND SEMEN QUALITY USING BIOCHEMICAL AND IGF-1 AS A MOLECULAR MARKER IN THREE GENOTYPES OF NIGERIAN INDIGENOUS CHICKENS

CHAPTER ONE 1.0  INTRODUCTION The poultry industry is a versatile business in Nigeria but the development has been to the detriment of the indigenous birds which have been neglected and not properly managed (Adebambo et al., 1999). The indigenous chickens (Gallus domesticus) have been kept in Africa for many generations in subsistence systems. The Nigerian indigenous chicken constitutes between 80 and …

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THE EFFECTS OF DIETARY SYNTHETIC AMINO ACID (LYSINE) LEVELS ON GROWTH AND FEED UTILIZATION OF CLARIAS GARIEPINUS FINGERLINGS

CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION In Nigeria, fish alone contributes on the average 20 – 25% per caput animal intake and could be as high as 80% in coastal and reverine communities (Food and Agriculture Organisation, 2000). Tobor (1992) and Ajana (2002) reported that the average annual demand for fish in Nigeria between 1995 and 2000 …

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SAPONIN: ITS OCCURENCE IN PLANT AND NUTRITIONAL IMPLICATIONS IN FARM ANIMALS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Tropical countries are faced with a perennial problem of inadequate quantity and quality of ruminant feeds, especially during the long dry season (Kayouli, 1997). Feeding cost is one of the major problems in the economic balance of livestock farmer. In most of the semi arid Mediterranean regions, animal feed production is difficult and …

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EFFECT OF LEAF EXTRACT ON THE PERFORMANCE AND SOME BLOOD PARAMETERS OF BOILER CHICKEN-FINISHER

CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION The utilization of leaves and leaf extracts in animal production is gradually being accepted. Some leaf extracts have shown to have some appetizing and digestion stimulating properties, some of the leaf extracts have also been shown to have anti-parasitic, anti-diarrhoeric, anti-microbial, antidiabetic and some other beneficial properties. According to Ezekweusils et al (2004), when some …

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The Role Of N-Butanol Leaf Fraction Of Telfairia Occidentalis On Some Haematological Parameters In Phenyl-Hydrazine Induced Anemia In Wistar Rats

ABSTRACT Anemia is a serious health problem especially in developing countries. In the tropics, rural dwellers had resort to herbal treatment in some cases of anemia. The main aim of this work was to ascertain the role of n-butanol leaf fraction of Telfairia Occidentalis on some haematological parameters in phenyl hydrazine induced anemia in wistar rats. Thirty …

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