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Asian Journal of Animal Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 48-52
DOI: 10.3923/ajas.2007.48.52
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Plasma Biochemical Changes in Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) Fed Poultry Litter

Bamidele Oluwarotimi Omitoyin

Clarias gariepinus juveniles were fed for twelve weeks with poultry litter in other to assess its effect on biochemical parameters as bio-indicator of health status. A control experiment was set up with fish fed a normal 40% crude protein diet. Fish fed with poultry litter shows a significant increase (p<0.05) in the values of plasma electrolyte of sodium, chloride, phosphate: excretory products of urea and creatinine; globulin and albumin/globulin ratio compared with initial values and fish fed the control diet which is suggestible of abnormal physiological function of metabolism in fish fed with poultry litter when compared with fish fed control diet. While significantly lower (p<0.05) levels of potassium, bi-carbonate and triglycerides observed in fish fed poultry litter is an indication of lower immune level of fish compared with fish fed control diet. The present study shows that feeding fish with poultry litter reflect disturbance in metabolism activities, hence it should not be used as a complete feed for C. gariepinus.
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  •    Some Haemtological Parameters of Inter-generic Hybrid of African catfish (Clarias anguillaris x Heterobranchus bidorsalis) Juveniles and Their Pure Lines in North Eastern Nigeria
  •    Poultry Litter Selection, Management and Utilization in Nigeria
How to cite this article:

Bamidele Oluwarotimi Omitoyin , 2007. Plasma Biochemical Changes in Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) Fed Poultry Litter. Asian Journal of Animal Sciences, 1: 48-52.

DOI: 10.3923/ajas.2007.48.52






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