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Articles by O.I.A. Oluremi
Total Records ( 2 ) for O.I.A. Oluremi
  O.I.A. Oluremi , V.O. Ojighen and E.H. Ejembi
  A feeding trial was conducted with one week old one hundred and fifty Anak broiler chickens to assess the nutritive potentials of sun dried sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) rind (SOR). They were randomly assigned to five dietary groups in which rind replaced maize at 0, 5, 10, 15, and 20% levels in both starter and finisher diets. Each group had thirty broilers and replicated thrice. The birds were fed ad libitum for a nine-week period during which performance indices and carcass cuts and organs were evaluated. Experimental diets had no significant effect (p>0.05) on feed intake, body weight gain, water consumption, water: feed ratio, feed conversion ratio and feed cost per broiler while final live weight was affected significantly (p< 0.05). Increasing dietary SOR content beyond 15% reduced growth rate, which cumulatively caused a decrease in final live weight. Diets had significant effect only thigh+drumstick and the abdominal fat, and the dressing percentage values of broilers on the SOR diets were higher those on the control. The liver of chickens on the 20% SOR replacement treatment manifested hypoplasia. The study has shown that dried SOR can be used to replace dietary maize in the diet of broilers at 15% level.
  O.I.A. Oluremi , P.M. Mou and A.Y. Adenkola
  A 70 day feeding trial was conducted with 120, 7day old Anak 2000 broiler chicks to study the effects of fermentation of sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) fruit peels on its replacement value as a dietary energy source. Sweet orange peels fermented for duration of 0, 24 and 48 h and thereafter dried and ground were used to each replace maize in the control diet at 30% level. The chicks were divided into four groups, each group replicated three times at the rate of ten chicks per replicate. A group each was assigned to one of the four isonitrogenous diets: CD (control), SP0D SP24D and SP48D, compounded. The performance, carcass quality and weights of the visceral organs were evaluated. Fermentation of sweet orange peels depressed the mean feed intake, body weight gain and live weight of broilers among the treatment groups highly significantly (p< 0.01) the longer its duration. The performance of broilers in the orange peel based diets was inferior to the control. Fermentation of sweet orange peels caused significant disproportionate growth in % live weight of shoulder (p< 0.05) and neck+back (p< 0.01). Utilization of sweet orange peels significantly reduced (p< 0.05) the % live weight of the abdominal fat thus improving the nutritive value of the meat. Kidney was the only visceral organ significantly affected (p< 0.05) by the diets. The fermentation procedure in this study has proved inadequate to harness the nutritional potential of the sweet orange fruit peel.
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