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  • 21. 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 farmer purchase expensive concentrate...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  44 engagements | 

  • 22. THE EFFECTS OF DIETARY SYNTHETIC AMINO ACID (LYSINE) LEVELS ON GROWTH AND FEED U...

    » 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 was estimated at 1.22 million metric tonnes and that this might...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  31 engagements | 

  • 23. EVALUATION OF GROWTH TRAITS AND SEMEN QUALITY USING BIOCHEMICAL AND IGF-1 AS A M...

    » 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 ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  43 engagements | 

  • 24. AVAILABILITY, ACCESS AND UTILIZATION OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES A...

    » 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 significant roles in Nigeria ag...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  35 engagements | 

  • 25. EFFECTS OF QUANTITATIVE FEED RESTRICTION WITH OR WITHOUT ENZYME SUPPLEMENTATION ...

    » 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 as 10% of Nigerians directly engaged in the supply...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  31 engagements | 

  • 26. NUTRITIONAL PHYSIOCHEMICAL AND MICROBIAL CONTENT OF BOMBAX COSTA-TUM LEAVES

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0. INTRODUCTION: Plants have been an important source of medicine for thousands of years. Even today, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that up to 80% of people still rely primarily on traditional remedies such as herbs for their medicines. The medicinal value of these plants is due to the presence of a variety of phytochemicals and their elemental composition. The role o...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  26 engagements | 

  • 27. EFFECTS OF THREE TYPES OF FEEDS OF LAYING HENS ON PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.1 INTRODUCTION The knowledge of factors of production makes us to understand that rent is the reward of land, wages and salary reward for labour, interest is for capital so as the profit is the reward of entrepreneurship. Maximization of profit is ongoing topic of interest by the producer of poultry product .these producers are concerned about how birds are to be fed and types of fee...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  37 engagements | 

  • 28. THE EFFECT OF STORAGE METHODS ON EGG QUALITY AND ORGANOLEPTIC PROPERTIES OF BROW...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Eggs (like other agricultural products) are perishable and consequently require proper and effective storage to reduce post harvest losses. Eggs are delicacies relished in both rural and urban areas with chicken eggs being the most popularly produced and consumed (Fasina et al., 2012). Eggs are highly palatable and can be prepared or utilized in a number of ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  30 engagements | 

  • 29. EFFECT OF LITTER SIZE ON THE BODY WEIGHT OF RABBIT

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTIONDomestic rabbits are of the descendants of oryctolagus cunniculus specie that is native to the western Mediterranean basin. The rabbit was domesticated recently with most breeds being developed by humans and are not older than 300 years (Lebas and Colin, 1992).The rabbit has being used as an experimental animal in genetics and reproductive physiology since the beginning of ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  66 engagements | 

  • 30. MICROBIAL EVALUATION IN THE UNIT OPERATION OF THE PROCESSING OF CANE RAT

    » CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTIONGlobally, wildlife has great potentials for meat production and serves as an important source of the highly desired animal protein to the people of Africa, both in urban areas and rural communities (Fonweban and Njiwe, 1990). The preference for such merit or the meat of commercially available game animals is widely accepted (Baptist and Mengah, 1986). However, with ever incr...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  57 engagements | 

  • 31. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF POULTRY PRODUCTION IN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA

    » 1.0 INTRODUCTION One of the major challenges facing most developing countries is the satisfaction of the ever increasing demand for calories and protein. Most African diets [Nigeria inclusive] are deficient in animal protein which result in poor and stunted growth as well as increase in spread of diseases and consequently death (Yusuf and Malomo 2007) Animal protein sources include fish, egg, poul...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  221 engagements | 

  • 32. EFFECT OF AGE OF GUINEA GRASS (Panicum maximum) ON SILAGE QUALITY AND ITS NUTRI...

    » ABSTRACT An all year round pasture is not always guaranteed in the tropics especially in Nigeria as half of the period is a dry season. In order to circumvent the pasture scarcity during drought, silage making is paramount. In this vein, nutritive value of silage made from Guinea grass (GG) frequently harvested at 4, 6 and 8 weeks was assessed by West African dwarf (WAD) goat. Quality and chemical...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 33. ASSESSMENT OF WEIGHT GAIN BETWEEN INDIGENOUS AND EXOTIC BREED OF BROILER

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Poultry farming involves, domesticating birds such as chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese. They are raised primarily for meat production. Chickens raised for eggs are referred to as laying hens while chicken raised for meat are referred to as broilers. Exotic chickens are raised in specialized caging systems, they are fed with specialized formula...Continue Reading »

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  • 34. ASSESSMENT OF THE DEFENSE SYSTEM IN DIABETIC RATS TREATED WITH AQUEOUS LEAVES E...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION The prevalence nature of micro organisms caused the human body to develop a natural defense system against the adverse effects of these organisms (Pick et al, 2008). A complex network of specialized cells, glands, organs, specialized proteins and molecular messengers make up the body defense system which is typically known as the “IMMUNE SYSTEM”, and this i...Continue Reading »

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  • 35. ANTHROPOD PREDATORS AND INSECT PEST CONTROL

    » ABSTRACT Insect pests are those insect species that are injurious or a nuisance. They cause injury or damage to crops in the field and grains in storage. Man and his domesticated animals are also attacked by insect pests. Arthropod predators belong to the phylum Arthropoda and are most times beneficial in the control of insect pests. Arthropod predators are members of the phylum Arthropoda which c...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 36. AN INVESTIGATION ON THE BREEDING SEASON OF VILLAGE WEAVER

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  • 37. SSESSMENT OF THE DEFENSE SYSTEM IN DIABETIC RATS TREATED WITH AQUEOUS LEAVES EXT...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION The prevalence nature of micro organisms caused the human body to develop a natural defense system against the adverse effects of these organisms (Pick et al, 2008). A complex network of specialized cells, glands, organs, specialized proteins and molecular messengers make up the body defense system which is typically known as the “IMMUNE SYSTEM”, and this i...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  291 engagements | 

  • 38. EFFECT OF BREED, AGE AND SEX ON GROWTH, HAEMATOLOGICAL, SERUM BIOCHEMICAL AND C...

    » ABSTRACT A study was conducted to assess the effect of breed, sex and age on growth, haematological, serum biochemical and carcass characteristics of Turkey. The data was generated from 100 Turkeys which comprised 50 Norfolk breed and 50 Mammoth breed. The growth traits included biweekly body weight (BW) and linear body measurements: neck length (NL), body length (BL), thigh length (TL), shank len...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 39. INFLUENCE OF GENOTYPE AND FEED RESTRICTION ON POST-WEANING GROWTH PERFORMANCE O...

    » ABSTRACT Data on 102 progeny of New Zealand White (NZ), Chinchilla (CH) and Dutch (DU) breeds of rabbits and their crossbreds obtained from birth to 14 weeks were used for this study. Genotype and feeding regime were the factors of interest. The genotypes were New Zealand White x New Zealand White (NZxNZ), Chinchilla×Chinchilla (CHxCH), Dutch×Dutch (DU×DU), New Zealand White x Ch...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 40. THE EFFECT OF GARLIC (Allium sativum L.) MEAL AS A FEED INGREDIENT IN THE DIETS ...

    » ABSTRACT Four experiments were carried out to evaluate the effect of Garlic supplementation in broiler chickens. In the first experiments 0 4 weeks, a total of 270 day old broiler chicks were used for the experiment which had six treatments and three replicates, each replicate was allotted 15 birds in a completely randomized design. Six broiler starter diets were formulated such that (Diet 1) cont...Continue Reading »

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