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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 658-662
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2011.658.662
 
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The Nutritive Value of Zornia glochidiata as a Non-conventional Feedstuff in Rabbit in Sokoto, Nigeria

E.A. Ogunsan, G.I. Dogo, B.L. Aliero, W.A. Hassan, F.M. Tambuwal, N.I. Ogo and J. Jatau

Abstract:
An experiment was conducted to determine the effect of including Zornia glochidiata (ZG) in the diet of rabbit at 0 (control), 10, 20 and 30%. The results showed that increasing the level of supplementation of ZG beyond 10% decreased feed intake and subsequently live weight gain. Dry matter digestibility also followed a similar trend. Least cost of feed per kilogram live weight gain occurred at the 10% inclusion level of ZG. Although blood parameters differed significantly between treatments, they were mostly within acceptable physiological limits, suggesting no adverse effects in feeding ZG to the animals.
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How to cite this article:

E.A. Ogunsan, G.I. Dogo, B.L. Aliero, W.A. Hassan, F.M. Tambuwal, N.I. Ogo and J. Jatau, 2011. The Nutritive Value of Zornia glochidiata as a Non-conventional Feedstuff in Rabbit in Sokoto, Nigeria. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 10: 658-662.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2011.658.662

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2011.658.662

COMMENTS
12 May, 2012
salawu taiwo:
pls i will like to know the common name of Zornia glochidiata plant. thanks.
the common name will be usefull to me for my project work. Taiwo.
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