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Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 104-108
DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2008.104.108
 
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Replacement Value of Maize with Enzyme Supplemented Decomposed Bovine Rumen Content in the Diets of Weaner Rabbits

A.A. Adeniji

Abstract:
This feeding trial was carried out in order to assess the replacement value of maize with Decomposed bovine Rumen Content (DRC) supplemented with enzyme (Allzyme) in the diet of weaner rabbits. 48 weaner rabbits were used in this feeding trial that lasted for a period of eight weeks. DRC replaced maize (45%) at 0, 33.33 and 66.67 and 100% levels, thus giving 4 dietary treatments containing 0, 15, 30 and 45% DRC respectively. 0, 33.33 and 66.67% replacement levels had no significant effect (p>0.05) on feed intake, weight gain and feed to gain ratio; while 100% replacement level of DRC for maize showed a significant effect on these parameters. Effect of treatment (p<0.05) on nitrogen and crude fibre digestibility was significant, although increasing level of DRC in the diets tended to have decreasing effect on protein and fibre digestibility and tended to have (p>0.05) increasing effect on crude fat digestibility. Feed cost decreased with the increase in the level of DRC replacement. The results obtained in this experiment showed that enzyme supplemented DRC could replace up to 66.67% of maize level in the diets of weaner rabbits without adverse effects on performance.
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How to cite this article:

A.A. Adeniji , 2008. Replacement Value of Maize with Enzyme Supplemented Decomposed Bovine Rumen Content in the Diets of Weaner Rabbits. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 3: 104-108.

DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2008.104.108

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajava.2008.104.108

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