Influence of Treated and Untreated Neem (Azadirachta indica) Rind Meal on Haematological and Biochemical Parameters of Weaner Rabbits

Amao Emmanuel Ayodele • Oladipo Olajire Ayodele • Sokunbi Olujide Adedamola
Journal article World Journal of Innovative Research • June 2018

Abstract

Forty mixed breed pre ndash pubertal male rabbits were used to determine the effect of treated (24 hours soaked and 48 hours soaked in water) and untreated neem rind as inclusion at 10% in rabbits diet on performance (final weight gain, average daily weight gain, average daily feed intake and feed to gain ratio), hematology and serum biochemistry profile. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and analysis of variance. There were significant differences (plt0.05) in all parameters examined under growth performance. Final weight gain, average daily feed intake, and feed to gain ratio were all in favour of animals on the control diet. There were also significant differences (plt0.05) in the haematological parameters, packed cell volume and haemoglobin concentration were significantly in favour of animals on the control diet. RBC, WBC, MCV and MCH had values within normal physiologic range across the treatments. Albumin and glucose showed significant difference across the treatments and all the values were within the physiologic range. Soaked and unsoaked neem rind were found out to depress feed intake, daily weight gain, final weight gain and feed conversion ratio of pre ndash pubertal rabbits.nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp

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