LAYING AND PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SHAVER BROWN AND NERA BLACK HENS IN HOT HUMID ENVIRONMENT

2 TABLE OF CONTENTS Title Page    ..        ..        ..        ..        ..        ..        ..        ..        ..        i Certification                   ..        ..        ..        ..        ..        ..        ..        ..        ii Dedication ..        ..        ..        ..        ..        ..        ..        ..        ..        iii Acknowledgement                   ..        ..        ..        ..        ..        ..        ..        iv Table of contents           ..        ..        ..        ..        ..        ..        […]

Continue Reading

QUALITY, ACCEPTABILITY AND MICROBIAL COMPOSITION OF ENSILED BREWERIES SPENT GRAINS WITH YAM PEELS

1 CHAPTER ONE Great emphasis continue to be placed on research into the use of alternative feedstuff  for energy sources for livestock production in Nigeria as one of the major problem of ruminant animal production is forage scarcity especially in the dry season. During the rainy season, forages are relatively available and animals may gain […]

Continue Reading

SOME BIOMETRIC AND ALLOMETRIC GROWTH TRAITS OF PUREBRED HEAVY ECOTYPE OF THE NIGERIAN LOCAL CHICKEN

1 TABLE OF CONTENTS Title page         –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           i Certification     –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           ii Dedication       –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           iii Acknowledgments       –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           iv Table of contents         –           –           –           […]

Continue Reading

SEMEN QUALITY AND EGG HATCHABILITY IN LOCAL TURKEY FED DIETS CONTAINING MORINGA OLEIFERA AND GONGRONEMA LATIFOLIUM LEAF MEAL.

0 TABLE OF CONTENT   Title                                                                                                                                         i Certification                                                                                                                             ii Dedication                                                                                                                               iii Acknowledgement                                                                                                                   iv Table of content                                                                                                                      v List of Tables                                                                                                                           vi List of Figures                                                                                                                          vii Abstract                                                                                                                                   viii   Chapter One 1.0 Introduction                                                                                                                                   1 1.1 Background of the study                                                                                                   1 1.2 Problem statement                                                                                                             3 1.3 Objectives of the study                                                                                                      4 1.4 […]

Continue Reading

PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSE OF BROILER BIRDS TO ORAL SUPPLEMENTATION WITH ALOE VERA AND NEEM LEAVE EXTRACTS

1 TABLE OF CONTENTS Title page – – – – – – – – – – i Certification- – – – – – – – – – – ii Acknowledgement – – – – – – – – – iii Table of contents – – – – – – – – – v List of […]

Continue Reading

PERFORMANCE OF WEANER AND GROWER PIGS FED DIETS CONTAINING GRADED LEVELS OF SOYBEAN HULL

2 TABLE OF CONTENT   Title page-  –       –       –       –       –       –       –       –       –       i Certification        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –       ii Dedication           –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        iii Acknowledgement        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        iv Abstract     –        –        –        –        […]

Continue Reading

NUTRIENT INTAKE, DIGESTION AND UTILIZATION BY RABBITS FED COWPEA HULL AND SOYBEAN HULL BASED DIETS

1 ABSTRACT A study involving two experiments was conducted to investigate the growth performance of rabbits fed diets containing graded levels of cowpea hull (CPH) and soybean hull (SBH). Thirty-two weaner rabbits of about 6 weeks old were used for the study. In experiment1, sixteen 6-week old hybrid (Chinchilla x New Zealand white) weaner rabbits […]

Continue Reading

INFLUENCE OF NUTRITION AND BODY CONDITION AT FIRST MATING ON THE REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE OF GILTS IN THE HUMID TROPICS

0 ABSTRACT   Two experiments were conducted at the piggery unit of the Department of Animal Science Farm, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, from July 2007 to March 2009, to determine the effect of nutrition and body condition at first mating on the reproductive performance of gilts. The first experiment evaluated the effects of feeding different […]

Continue Reading

IMPROVEMENT IN EGG PRODUCTION TRAITS IN THE LIGHT LOCAL CHICKEN ECOTYPE USING A SELECTION INDEX

1 ABSTRACT Fifty hens and five cocks from a random mating population of light local chicken ecotype (LLCE) were mated and the fertile eggs hatched to obtain the parent generation (G0) used for this study aimed at improving egg production traits in the LLCE using a selection index.  The hens were monitored for short-term (90-days […]

Continue Reading

GROWTH AND HAEMATOLOGICAL RESPONSE OF GROWING RABBITS TO DIETS CONTAINING GRADED LEVELS OF SUN DRIED BOVINE RUMEN CONTENT

0 ABSTRACT   The growth and haematological response of growing rabbits to diets containing graded levels of sun dried bovine rumen content (SBRC) were studied.  Five diets containing 0 (control), 10, 20, 30 and 40 % sun dried bovine rumen content coded as T1,T2,T3,T4 and T5, respectively, were compared. Twenty growing rabbits were randomly assigned […]

Continue Reading