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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2013 | Volume: 16 | Issue: 24 | Page No.: 1922-1928
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2013.1922.1928
 
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Haematological and Biochemical Profile of Growing Yankasa Rams Fed Sorghum Stover Supplemented with Graded Levels of Dried Poultry Droppings Based Diets
Abdul Waheed Adeyemi Bello and Daniel Nma Tsado

Abstract:
This study was designed to determine the haematological and biochemical profiles of growing Yankasa rams fed sorghum stover supplemented with Sun-Dried Poultry Droppings diets (SDPD). Poultry dropping is a good source of protein supplement. Its high nitrogen content suggests feeding it to ruminant would be an excellent avenue to convert nutrients in the waste into animal products. But a major challenge for it utilization is the danger of pathogenic organisms. Sun-drying of the droppings can render the waste free of pathogens. Thirty growing Yankasa rams aged 9-12 months, weighing 11.5-15.5 kg were randomly divided into five groups (3 in each) and assigned to five experimental diets T1-T5 which contained 0, 20, 40, 60 and 80% SDPD. Blood samples were analyzed for haematological and biochemical parameters. Results showed that White Blood Cell (WBC), Haemoglobin (Hb) and Packed Cell Volume (PCV) were significantly influenced by Dried Poultry Droppings based diets (DPD). Their values were WBC, 10.6, 12.9, 9.5, 7.0 and 10.7 L-1, Hb, 8.6, 9.3, 8.6, 8.4 and 9.7 g dL-1 and PCV, 22.9, 29.4, 27.1, 23.6 and 21.5%, respectively. Additionally, urea, sodium and total protein were significantly influenced by treatment diet. Their values were urea, 6.1, 6.3, 6.8, 6.9 and 8.1 mg dL-1, sodium, 102.9, 128.8, 129.2, 130.7 and 130.7 mmol L-1. total protein, 6.3, 6.5, 7.1, 7.2 and 7.1 g dL-1. Most haematological and biochemical values obtained were within the normal range for sheep. SDPS diet can satisfactorily supplement sorghum stover without any deleterious effect on the blood chemistry and haematological profile of growing Yankasa rams.
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How to cite this article:

Abdul Waheed Adeyemi Bello and Daniel Nma Tsado, 2013. Haematological and Biochemical Profile of Growing Yankasa Rams Fed Sorghum Stover Supplemented with Graded Levels of Dried Poultry Droppings Based Diets. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 16: 1922-1928.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2013.1922.1928

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2013.1922.1928

 
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