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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2006  |  Volume: 5  |  Issue: 11  |  Page No.: 886 - 890

Effect of Varying Levels of Sun-dried Cassava Peel-bloodmeal Mixture (3:2) on Growth Performance and Organ Characteristics of Weaner Rabbits

O.O. Ojebiyi, G.O. Farinu, G.M. Babatunde and O.O. Morohunfolu    

Abstract: Twenty crossbred rabbit of mixed breeds with average initial weights of between 823.7518.52 and 865.2519.46 g were used in a feeding that trial lasting for 8 weeks to evaluate the effect of feeding sun-dried cassava peel-blood meal mixture (SDCP/BM) based diet in a ratio of 3:2. The rabbits were randomly assigned to five treatments of four rabbits each in a completely randomized design experiment. The SDCP/BM mixture was included at 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20% levels. Performance characteristics evaluated included daily feed intake, weight gain, feed: gain ratio and some internal organs characteristics. The results showed that the performance characteristics of rabbits fed varying inclusion levels of SDCP/BM mixture compared favourably well (p>0.05) with the control diet. It was concluded that SDCP/BM mixture in the ratio of 3:2 can be included in the diets of rabbits up to 20% level.

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