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Effect of Leptadinea reticulata and chromium yeast (LAYPLUSR) Supplementation on the Growth and Haematological parameters of Japanese Quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica)

Oyebanji, B.O and Atoki,F.T
WJAS ID 1528803547 Date : 2018-07-30 Volume : 10

A 12-week study was conducted at the Teaching and Research Farm of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife to evaluate the effect of dietary inclusion of Leptadinea reticulata (LR) on hematological and growth parameters of Japanese quails, Coturnix coturnix japonica. Two hundred and ten birds were used for this study, and they were allocated randomly into seven treatment groups and replicated thrice. Group 1 served as control without inclusion of extract while groups 2, 3, 4 and 5 had 250 mg/kg, 500 mg/kg, 750mg/kg and 1000mg/kg inclusion of LR and group 6 had 250mg/kg of vitamin E, respectively and group 7 clomiphene citrate. The birds were weighed weekly to determine weight change. The blood parameters were analyzed at the completion of the experiment to determine packed cell volume (PCV), red blood cell (RBC) and white blood cell (WBC). The data obtained were analyzed using one-way ANOVA. There was significant increase (p<0.05) in the WBC and average daily weight gain of LR500mg/kg (1.45±0.12, 15.00±1.19, respectively) compared with other groups. It can be concluded from this experiment that supplementation of the feed with LR at 500mg/kg had beneficial effect on quail production.

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