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Research Journal of Animal Sciences
Year: 2010  |  Volume: 4  |  Issue: 5  |  Page No.: 121 - 124

Effects of Feeding Different Levels of Monechma ciliatum on the Performance of Rabbits in Sokoto, Nigeria

E.A. Ogunsan, J.K. Ipinjolu, A.I. Daneji, D.O. Ehizibolo, A.U. Junaidu, U.M. Chafe and F.M. Tambuwal    

Abstract: In an experiment conducted to determine the effect of including Monechma ciliatum (MC) in the diet of rabbit at 0 (control) 10, 20 and 30% levels, the results showed that increasing the level of supplementation of MC beyond 10% decreased feed intake and subsequently live weight gain. Dry matter digestibility also follow similar pattern. The least cost of feed per kilogram (kg) live weight gain of $0.75 also occurred at the 10% inclusion level of MC. Although, blood parameters differed between treatments, they were mostly within physiological limits, suggesting no adverse effects in feeding MC to the animals.

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