Nigerian Journal of Animal Science - Articles

NJAS Volume 21 - No:2

Treated plantain peels in diet of broiler chickens
*Akande T.O. and Agbetuyi O.A.

Department of Animal Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria  

  *Corresponding Author: yakandetaiwo@yahoo.com | Phone number: +2348134543258

Target Audience: Feed miller, Nutritionists, livestock Farmers

Replacement of maize with graded dry cassava sievate in broiler chicken ration

*Ewa¹, U. E., Kalu¹, N. C., Adedokun², O O., Oka², U., Onabanjo, R. S¹ and J.C. Ezike³

¹ Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Science, ²Department of Animal production and Livestock
Management, ³Department of Animal Breeding and Physiology, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture
Umudike

*Corresponding Author: emmauniteduk@yahoo.com

Target Audience: Poultry farmers, Nutritionist, Feed manufacturers

Carcass characteristics and organoleptic properties of West African dwarf goat as influenced by dressing methods

Okoh P.I.

Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State

Email: paulokoh75@ gmail.com | Phone number: 08030513292

 

Target Audience: Meat processors, Sellers and Home consumers

Performance and organoleptic qualities of broiler chickens fed and raised with varying levels of ginger and garlic mixture.

1 Adomeh, Evelyn Evanono and *Eguaoje, Abiodun Stanley²

 

¹Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma,
Edo State, Nigeria.
²Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Benin, Benin City,
Edo State, Nigeria.

*Corresponding Author: eguaojeabiodunstanley@gmail.com | Telephone number: 07031677645

Nutritional composition and secondary metabolites of some selected forages consumed by small ruminants

Adebayo, B. J, Isah, O.A and Omoniyi, L.

1.Department of Agricultural Technology, Yaba college of Technology, Epe campus, Odoragunshin, Lagos
state, Nigeria
2.Department of Animal Nutrition, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

 

Corresponding Author: babsade2@yahoo.com | Phone number: 08030559306

Target audience: Ruminant nutritionist, forage scientist, researchers

Performance characteristics, nutrient digestibility and blood profile of
rabbits fed diets containing graded levels of Moringa oleifera seed powder
* Saka, R. O., ²Anurudu, N. F., ²Adebiyi, A. O. ¹Adetoro, B. O., ¹Adetola, O. O., 1 Bolarinwa, M. O. ¹Adewumi, M. O., Balogun, I. O. and ¹Saka, A. A.

¹Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, P. M. B. 5029, Moor Plantation,
Ibadan.
2. Department of Animal Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: hollaryinkah77@gmail.com

Target Audience: rabbit farmers, researchers

Proximate composition, anti–nutritional factors and the effect of irish potato (Solanum tuberosum l.) peels on the performance and carcass characteristics of broiler chickens
Kpanja, E. J.¹, Duru, S¹, Omage, J. J¹, Sekoni, A. A ² and Gonjoh, P. T³

¹Department of Animal Science, ²National Animal Production Research Institute, Ahmadu Bello
University, Zaria;
³Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Corresponding Author: ejkpanja2@gmail.com Phone numbers: 08036546881 and 08029750594
Target Audience: Farmers, Nutritionists and Researchers.
Effects of graded levels of biscuit dough waste meal as replacement for
maize in broiler starter diet on performance and blood indices
Olajide, R*1. and Oyegunle, O.O.2

¹Department of Animal Production and Health, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Africa,
Toru-Orua, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
²Department of Animal Science and Production, Joseph Ayo Babalola University,
Ikeji-Arakeji, P.M.B. 5006, Ilesa, Osun State, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: eguaojeabiodunstanley@gmail.com | Telephone number: 07031677645

Target Audience: Nutritionists, Poultry Farmers, Researchers, Students
Performance, haematology and serum biochemistry of broiler chickens
fed differently processed shea butter cake meal
Aguihe, P.C¹* and Kehinde, A.S²
¹Department of Animal Production and Technology, Federal College of Wildlife Management, New Bussa. ²Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan
Corresponding Author: aguihepc@gmail.com

Target Audience: Poultry Farmers, Animal Nutritionists, Researchers and Extension agents

Performance and cost benefits of growing pigs fed diets containing
graded levels of cassava plant meal
Adeyemi, M. A¹*. and Akinfala, E. O²

¹Department of Animal Production and Health, Ondo State University of Science and
Technology, Okitipupa
²Department of Animal Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

*Corresponding Author: ade_maxwell@yahoo.com Phone Number: Tel: +234 706 3055 036
Target Audience: Pig farmers, Swine nutritionists
Effect of methionine type and levels on performance of broiler chicken
1 George, V., ¹Bawa, G.S., ²Nyarko, M. and ¹Mallam, I.

¹Department of Animal Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
²Department of Animal Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Sciences and Technology, Kumasi,Ghana

Corresponding Author: georgevictoria017@gmail.com, Phone Number: +2348165632104
Target Audience: Animal Nutritionists, Poultry Farmers, Feed millers and Scientists.
Effect of varying levels of energy and protein on performance of Ross
breed broiler chickens
Yunana, Y.L.*¹, Kabir, M.*¹ and Mallam, I.*¹

¹Department of Animal Science, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State.

*Corresponding Author: lininacayunana@yahoo.com

Target Audience: Animal nutritionist, Breeders, Farmers, Scientists

Effect of mixed vegetable based diets on haematology and serum biochemistry of meat type chickens

1*Obadire F.O.1, Olorunisola R.A.2, Abubakar A. W.1 Obadire S.O.3 Okunade
L.T.3, Muhammad A. I.1 Amin A.B 1., Tijjani A.1, Melah K.L 1

 

¹Department of Animal Science, Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State.
²Faculty of Science, Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Ondo, Nigeria.
³Laboratory Department Federal Medical Centre Birnin kudu Jigawa State.

*Corresponding Author: florenceobadire@gmail.com Phone number: +2348036316394

Target Audience: Researchers, Poultry Farmers, Physiologists

Growth performance, carcass characteristics and blood parameters of
broiler chickens fed differently processed sickle pod (
Senna obtusifolia)
seed meal in a Sahelian environment
Kwari, I.D1., Medugu, C.I2., Maisakala, A.A1., Yoksa1, G.A1. and *Saleh, B1.

1Department of Animal Science, University of Maiduguri, P.M.B. 1069, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
2Borno State Agricultural Development Programme, P.M.B. 1452, Maiduguri, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: bsaleh75@gmail.com | Phone number: +2348185927245,

Target Audience: Poultry Farmers, Animal Scientists, Monogastric Nutritionists, Researchers

Effect of mixed vegetable based diets on haematology and serum biochemistry of meat type chickens
1 *Obadire F.O.1, Olorunisola R.A.2, Abubakar A. W.1 Obadire S.O.3 Okunade L.T.3, Muhammad A. I.1 Amin A.B 1., Tijjani A.1, Melah K.L 1  

¹Department of Animal Science, Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State.
²Faculty of Science, Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Ondo, Nigeria.
³Laboratory Department Federal Medical Centre Birnin kudu Jigawa State.

*Corresponding Author: florenceobadire@gmail.com Phone number: +2348036316394

Target Audience: Researchers, Poultry Farmers, Physiologists

Simulated mode of transportation and handling equipment on mortality rate and live weight shrinkage of finished broilers
Essien, E. B., *Ekanem, N. J. and Ikpe, U. S.

Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

*Corresponding Author: ekanem_n@yahoo.co.uk | Phone number: 08038701314.

Target Audience: Poultry vendors, processors and researchers

Preliminary results on sources of bacteria of economic importance from
three broiler chicken farms in Uyo metropolis of Akwa Ibom State
1.Akpan, U. E and Ofong-Abule, R.T.S.*

Poultry Nutrition and Animal Biotechnology Unit, Department of Animal Science, Niger Delta
University; Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Corresponding Author: *tariruth@live.de | Telephone number: 08158683316, 08038827764

Target Audience: Poultry farmers, Feed millers and Poultry nutritionist

Growth response and carcass characteristics of broiler chickens on
different daily feeding frequency
Odukoya, S. O., Orimogunje, A. A., Yahaya, M. O. and Saka, A. A.

Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Moor Plantation, Ibadan.

*Corresponding Author: saka.azeez@gmail.com
Target Audience: Animal Scientists, Livestock farmers and Agricultural Extentionists
Socioeconomic importance and production characteristics of village
poultry production in Ethiopia: A review
Fenet Belay¹ and Alemayehu Oljira²

¹Jimma University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Department of Rural Development
and Agricultural Extension, Ethiopia.
¹fenybelay@gmail.com; Tel. no: +251925939008
²Jimma University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Department of Agricultural
Economics and Agribusiness Management, Ethiopia.

*Corresponding Author: ¹alemayehu2016@gmail.com | Telephone number: +251913027233

Target Audience: Policy makers, poultry extension agents, researchers, poultry marketers.

Productive and reproductive performance and reproductive health
problems of Begait breed cows under farmers’ management in and
around Seharti Samre, South East zone of Tigray regional state,
Ethiopia
Gebrehiwet Gebreyohannes¹, Tsegay Tkue Gebrewahd¹* and Awot Teklu Mebratu¹

¹College of Veterinary Medicine, Mekelle University, P.O.Box: 2080, Mekelle, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author: tsegay1984t@gmail.com | Phone number: +251 09 39 22 40 52

Target audience: Ministry of Agriculture, Researchers, Dairy producers, Dairy professionals

Population dynamics and size stratification in 75-day old bred juvenile
African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus, Burchell, 1822) raised in concrete
tanks

Abanikannda¹, O.T.F., Jimoh¹, A.A. and Oke-Tojinu¹ ² S.

¹ Lagos State University, Badagry Expressway, Ojo-Lagos, Nigeria
² SEJ Farm Ventures, Torikoh, Badagry – Lagos, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: otfabanikannda@hotmail.com | Phone number: +234 802 312 8376

Target Audience: Aquaculturist, Fish Breeders and Researchers  

Growth performance of Red Sokoto bucks fed diets containing varying
inclusion levels of irrigated gamba grass (Andropogon gayanus) forage
in Zaria.
¹Bello, S. S., ²Amodu, J. T., ¹Hassan, M. R., ¹Abdu, S. B., ³Bala, A. G., ¹²Ishiaku, Y.M. and ⁴Millam, J. J

¹Department of Animal Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria
²Feeds and Nutrition Research Programme, National Animal Production
Research Institute Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
³ College of Agriculture and Animal Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Mando Kaduna State
⁴ Department of Animal Production, Adamawa State University, Mubi

*Corresponding Author: Sheyi4fact@gmail.com | Telephone number: +2347063461367

Target Audience: Smallholder farmers, Livestock owners, Forage agronomists and Extension agents

Effect  of  replacing  brewer’s  spent  grain  with  cassava  peel  meal  on carcass   and   economy   of   West   African   dwarf   bucks   fed Panicum maximum basal diet
*Eyoh, G. D, Ekpo, J. S , Sam, I. M and Ukpanah U.A.

Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Akwa Ibom State University, Akwa
Ibom State, P.M.B 1167

*Corresponding Author: gloryeyoh5@gmail.com | Telephone number: +234 7035232506

Targeted Audience: Animal scientists, ruminant farmers, ruminant nutritionists, Extension agents

In vitro digestibility and nutrient profile of dried and ensiled ripe and
unripe plantain peels
Ukanwoko²*, A. I, Adamu², F. O. and Okah¹, U.

¹Department of Animal Production and Livestock Management, College of Animal Science and
Animal Production. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria
²Department of Animal Science, University of Port Harcourt, P. M. B. 5323 Choba, Port Harcourt,
River State, Nigeria.

*Corresponding Author: ndutonia@yahoo.com | Phone number: +2347031126294

Target Audience: Animal scientists, students, and producers

Effect of different processing methods on chemical composition and in
vitro gas production of some browse plants for ruminant feeding
¹Adebayo, K.O., ¹Akinbode, R.M., ²Ojo, V.O.A., ¹Aderinboye, R.Y. and ¹Onwuka C.F.I.

¹Department of Animal Nutrition, ²Department of Pasture and Range Management, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

*Corresponding author: yomowumi@gmail.com | Phone number: +2348035366932

Target Audience: Livestock farmers, Ruminant Nutritionists

Nutrient  intake  and  digestibility  of   graded  dietary   levels  of  dried cassava peel meal as replacement for maize offal fed to Goats
Okah, U*., Ebuzor, C.A., Ikwunze, K. and Osuagwu, S. G.

Department of Animal Production and Livestock Management, College of Animal Science and
Animal Production, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, P.M.B. 7267, Umuahia, Abia State

*Corresponding Author: okahuc@yahoo.co.uk | Phone number: +2348051515840

Target Audience: Livestock Farmers and Ruminant Nutritionists

Current beef production characteristics in Mubi, Adamawa State,
Nigeria
1 Kubkomawa, H.I., ²Kenneth-Chukwu, O.M. and ³Krumah, J.L.

¹Department of Fisheries Technology, Federal Polytechnic, Mubi Adamawa State, Nigeria
²Department of Veterinary Biochemistry and Animal Production, College of Veterinary Medicine,
Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria
³Adamawa State College of Agriculture, Ganye, Nigeria.

Corresponding Author: kubkomawa@yahoo.com | Phone number: +2347066996221

Target Audience: Beef Producers, Animal Breeders, Animal Protein Consumers  

Application of Principal Component Analysis (PCA) for correcting
multicollinearity and dimension reduction of morphological parameters
in Bunaji Cows
1 Alphonsus, C and ²Raji, A.O.

¹Dept of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Kaduna State University, Kafanchan campus.
²Dept of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Maiduguri, Borno state

*Corresponding author: Cyprian.alphonsus@kasu.edu.ng

Target Audience: Researchers, Animal Geneticist and Breeders

Preliminary information on the status of sustainable use, characterization and inventory of animal genetic resources in Nigeria
Bolatito*, O. A. and Aladele, S. E

*National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, Federal Ministry of Science and
Technology, PMB 5382, Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

Corresponding Author: rontitodg@yahoo.com | Phone number: + 234 08034671972 08073635656

Target Audience: Animal Genetic Resources Stakeholders, Producers, Policy
holders, Private Organizations.

Genetic and Non-Genetic factors affecting age at first calving of
N’Dama Heifers

Abanikannda, O.T.F.¹ and Olutogun, O.²

¹Department of Zoology and Environmental Biology, Lagos State University, Ojo
Lagos, Nigeria

²Department of Animal Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: otfabanikannda@hotmail.com | Phone number: +234 802 312 8376

Target Audience: Livestock Farmers, Researchers and Scientists

Description of body conformation of Nigerian Indigenous Turkeys using
exploratory factor analysis

Durosaro, S.O.*, Ilori, B.M., Ajani, A.O. and Ozoje, M.O.

Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

*Corresponding Author: durosaroso@funaab.edu.ng

Target Audience: Poultry Breeders, Geneticists, Morphologists and Biometricians

Strain by feed restriction interaction effect on carcass characteristics
and meat quality of broiler chicken

Akinsola, K. and Olawumi, S. O.

Department of Animal Production and Health Sciences, Ekiti State University, P. M. B. 5363, Ado-Ekiti,
Nigeria.

Corresponding Author: olawumisimeon@yahoo.com; Phone number: +2348029407337

Target Audience: Researchers, farmers and processing industry

Ocimum gratissimum oil as an alternative to in–feed antibiotics in
animal agriculture

Akpan U. E.¹ and Ofongo – Abule, R.T. S.¹

¹Poultry Nutrition and Animal Biotechnology Unit, Department of Animal Science, Niger Delta
University; Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State – Nigeria

⃰Corresponding Author: tariruth@live.de | Telephone number: 08158683316, 08038827764

Target Audience: Poultry farmers, Feed millers and Poultry nutritionist

Modeling the growth curve of Japanese Quail under different
nutritional environments

*Dudusola, I. O., Oseni S. O. and Adeyemi, E. A.

Department of Animal Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: dipodudu2000@yahoo.com | Telephone:  08034069743

Target Audience: Researchers & Animal producers

Effect of phytase and protease supplementations on growth
performance and carcass characteristics of broiler chickens fed sub-
optimal levels of crude protein

Fatufe*, A. A. Adesehinwa¹, A. O. K. Ogunyemi D. J. and Akinde² D. O.

Department of Animal Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
¹Livestock Improvement Programme, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training,
Obafemi Awolowo University, Moor Plantation, Ibadan. Nigeria.
2 Fusion Biosystems GmbH, Lohne, Germany

*Corresponding Author: aafatufe@oauife.edu.ng; Phone number: +2248034450590

Target Audience: Poultry Farmers, Feed Millers, Animal Scientists, Feed Additives Suppliers

Haematology, serum and organ weight of broiler chickens fed boiled
mucuna sloanei seed meal treated with enzyme
*Ewa, U. E¹., Adedokun, O. O¹., J.C. Ezike²., Onabanjo, R. S¹., Eburuaja, S. A¹., Ukachukwu, S. N¹. and Ugwuene, M. C¹.

¹ Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Science, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,
Umudike; ²Department of Animal Breeding and Physiology, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,
Umudike

 

*Corresponding Author: emmauniteduk@yahoo.com

Target Audience: Poultry Farmers, Nutritionist, Feed Manufacturers, Animal Physiologist

Effects of seasons on haematologic and serum biochemical profiles of
indigenous chickens in Shendam, Plateau State, Nigeria

Pewan, S.B.¹*, Yibis, G.G.², Danbirni, S.³, Nyam, P.P. ⁴, Tahir, I.⁵, Mbap, S.T.⁵

¹Veterinary Extension Research Liaison Services Division, National Veterinary Research
Institute, Vom, Nigeria.
²Department of Animal Health and Production, Plateau State College of Agriculture, Garkawa,
Nigeria.
³Department of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
⁴Department of Agriculture, Plateau State College of Education, Gindiri, Nigeria.
⁵Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University,
Bauchi, Nigeria.

*Corresponding Author: aafatufe@oauife.edu.ng; Phone number: +2248034450590

Target Audience: Poultry Farmers, Feed Millers, Animal Scientists, Feed Additives Suppliers

Some factors influencing the physiological parameters of greater
grasscutter (Thryonomys swinderianus) in the rainforest ecological zone
of Nigeria

*Boluwaji O.V.¹, Amusa R.F.², Ola S.I.²

¹ Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Science, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,
Umudike

²Department of Animal Breeding and Physiology, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,
Umudike

*Corresponding Author: oluwapelumi.adameji@fuoye.edu.ng | Phone number: 08166370218

 

Target Audience: Grasscutter producers, Animal science lecturers and students

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