Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 1, January 2021

  • Proximate Composition of Local Salt Licks (Toka) in Adamawa State, Nigeria

    Kubkomawa Hayatu Ibrahim

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, January 2021
    Pages: 1-4
    Received: 8 January 2021
    Accepted: 18 January 2021
    Published: 28 January 2021
    Abstract: The study investigated the proximate composition of local salt licks (toka) in Adamawa State, Nigeria with a view to reveal the feeding value of the products and use as a substitute to the expensive conventional ones. Six novel mineral blocks from different sources (maize stover, maize comb and sorghum stover ) produced from Mubi-North and Madagali... Show More
  • Evaluation of Improved Napier Cultivars as Livestock Feed Under Farmers Conditions in West Hararghe Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

    Tamrat Dinkale, Tessema Zewdu, Meseret Girma

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, January 2021
    Pages: 5-15
    Received: 6 November 2020
    Accepted: 16 December 2020
    Published: 30 January 2021
    Abstract: This study was conducted to evaluate the forage production and farmers preference as livestock feed under farmer’s conditions in West Hararghe Zone of Oromia region, Ethiopia. Four improved Napier grass cultivars (ILRI cultivar number: 16801, 16800, 16798, and 16840) and local check were planted in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with six... Show More
  • Protease Complex Reduces Potentially Pathogenic Microbial Populations in the Ileum While Optimizing Performance of Broiler Chickens

    Mohiuddin Amirul Kabir Chowdhury, Amrita Kumar Dhara, Shivaji Dey, Anirvid Sarkar, Sudipto Haldar, Glenmer Bathan Tactacan

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, January 2021
    Pages: 16-23
    Received: 3 February 2021
    Accepted: 10 February 2021
    Published: 17 March 2021
    Abstract: A 42-day trial was conducted to assess the effects of a dietary protease on growth performance and ileum population of selected bacteria in broiler chickens fed standard diets and diets deficient in crude protein and digestible amino acids (CP/AA, ~5%) or apparent metabolizable energy (AME, 50 kcal/kg) or both. Reducing CP/AA and AME negatively aff... Show More
  • Effect of the Ensiled Taro with Rice Wine by Product or Fish Meal Fed Basal Diet of Rice Bran on Digestibility and Nitrogen Retention of Growing Pigs

    Chiv Phiny, Kong Saroeun, Ros Vanchey

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, January 2021
    Pages: 24-31
    Received: 3 March 2021
    Accepted: 16 March 2021
    Published: 26 March 2021
    Abstract: Eight castrated male crossbred pigs (Large White x Local breed) of average live weight 25 kg were given four diets in a double 4*4 Latin square arrangement. The experiment included 4 periods, each of 12 days, 7 days for adaptation and 5 days for collection of feces and urine. The pigs were vaccinated against salmonellosis, pasteurellosis and hog ch... Show More