Nigerian Journal of Animal Science - NJAS

NJAS Volume 21 - No:3

Effects of feeding four varieties of Sorghum bicolor as replacement for maize on growth performance of broiler chicks in Kaduna state

*Daramola, S.T ¹, Sekoni, A.A ¹, Omage, J.J ¹ and Duru, S ²

Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria.

*Corresponding author: susandaramola@yahoo.com; Telephone number: +2347067303517
Target audience: Poultry farmers, Extension workers and Researchers.
Effect of Spirulina platensis supplementation on performance, haematological and serum biochemical profiles of broiler chickens reared under tropical environment

¹Opoola, E., ²Makinde, O.J. and ³Lawal, A.N.

¹Department of Animal Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Nigeria.
²Department of Animal Science. Federal University Gashua, Nigeria.
³Kabba College of Agriculture, Ahmadu Bello University.

Corresponding author: emmycom123@yahoo.com | Phone number: 07032217712
Target audience: Poultry nutritionist, Livestock farmers, feed millers
Nutrient digestibility and blood profile of rabbit fed aflatoxin contaminated diets containing sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) peel meal

Oluremi1*, O.I.A., Soga2, S and Osuhor3, C.U

Department of Animal Science, National University of Lesotho, Roma, Lesotho,
Department of Animal Nutrition, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria,
National Animal Production Research Institute, Shika-Zaria. Nigeria.

*Corresponding author: oiaoluremi@yahoomail.com; | Phone number: +26658350447
Target Audience: Rabbit Farmers, Animal Nutritionists, Feed Millers
Effects of different levels of composite boiled sweet potato meal on performance and nutrient digestibility of growing rabbits

Ekwe, C. C.,¹ Nwabueze, I. N.¹ and Odoemelam, V. U.²

1 National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria
2 Department of Animal Science, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

*Corresponding author: chiomachino@gmail.com | Telephone number:+2348066221548
Target audience: Nutritionists, Farmers and Policy makers
Growth performance and blood profile of weaner rabbits fed different legume haulms supplemented with concentrate

1 Wafar*, R.J., ¹Ndubuisi, D.I., ²Tarimbuka, L. I., ³Sini, T., and ¹Odah E.,

¹Department of Animal Production and Health, Federal University Wukari, Taraba State
²Department of Animal Health and Production Technology, Adamawa State College of Agriculture,
Ganye, Nigeria.
³Department of Agriculture Education, Adamawa State College of Education, Hong Adamawa Stat

*Corresponding author: rjwafari@gmail.com Phone number: +2348066320686
Target Audience: Animal nutritionist, Rabbit farmers and Researchers
Impact of black plum (Vitex doniana) leaf meal on blood biochemistry, hormone and cholesterol level of West African dwarf goat-bucks

Okukpe K. M*., Lawal M.O., Sanni K.M., Adeyina A.O., Alli O.I., DeCampos J.S.
and Aderibigbe T. A.

Reproductive Physiology Unit, Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture.

*Corresponding author: okukpekehinde@yahoo.com |  Phone number: +2348066716145

Target Audience: Animal scientists, Extension officers, Goat producers, Meat processors

Effects of fertilized maize leaf concentrate diets on the growth,
haematology and carcass characteristics of West African dwarf sheep
 

Fasae O. A.¹*, Yusuf A.O.¹, Adetunji O.O.¹, Ofunne A.O.¹, Aderinboye R.Y.¹,
Egbetade A.O.³ and Fakoya E.O.⁴

¹Department of Animal Production and Health, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
²Department of Animal Nutrition, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
³Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
⁴Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Federal University of Agriculture,
Abeokuta

*Corresponding author:  animalexp@yahoo.co.uk

Target Audience: Ruminant farmers, Ruminant scientists, Extension agents

Growth performance, blood profile and serum metabolites of West African dwarf growing rams fed guinea grass supplemented with differently processed pigeon pea leaves

Adebisi, I. A.¹, Muraina, T. O. ², Ajibike, A. B. ¹, Okunlola, O. O. ², Alalade, J. A. ¹, and Oladepo, O.²

¹Department of Animal Production Technology, Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, P.M.B
10, Igboora, Oyo State, Nigeria
²Department of Animal Health and Production Technology, Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, P.M.B 10, Igboora, Oyo State, Nigeria

*Corresponding author: ademolaibrahim01@yahoo.com, Phone number: +234-806-073-9507

Target Audience: Animal nutritionist, Rabbit farmers and Researchers
Laying performance and cost-benefits of feeding ISA brown layers with
raw or processed tropical sickle pod (Senna obtusifolia) seed meal
based-diets

Augustine, C*¹., Kwari, I.D²., Igwebuikwe, J.U²., Adamu, S.B²., Faci, A.D³., Ahmed,
S³. Garba, Y.M⁴ and Mojaba D. I¹

¹Department of Animal Production, Adamawa State University, Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria;
²Department of Animal Science University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria; ³Department of Home
Economics, College of Education, Hong, Adamawa State, Nigeria; ⁴Department of Agricultural
Education, College of Education, Hong, Adamawa State, Nigeria

Corresponding author audaggai@gmail.com | Phone number: +2348132946167

Target audience: Feed miller, Animal Scientists, Agronomists

Comparison of strains and feed withdrawal durations on growth, haematological indices and serum biochemistry of broiler chickens at finisher phase

¹Olawumi, S. O., ²Oyewole, B. O., ²Okpe, A. A., ²Ahutu, I. A. and Ademakinwa, O. I.

¹Department of Animal Science, Ekiti State University, P. M. B. 5363, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
²Department of Animal Production, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria.

Corresponding author: olawumisimeon@yahoo.com | Phone number: +2348029407337

Target audience: Researchers, farmers, consumers.

Haematological and serum biochemical characteristics of weaner rabbits fed plantain leaf and concentrate

Enyenihi, G. E., Etuk, I. F. and Inyang, U. A.

Department of Animal Science, University of Uyo, Nigeria

Corresponding author: gloryenyenihi@yahoo.com | Phone number: +2348028259884

Target Audience: Animal Nutritionist, Rabbit Farmers, Animal Physiologists

Effect of boiling on biochemical composition of raw Cassia Tora seeds and its potential as feed ingredient in poultry feeds

Assam, E.D.1, *Ndelekwute, E.K. 1, Demo, K. 2, Okonkwo, A.C. 1 and Ukachukwu, S.N.3

¹ Department of Animal Science, University of Uyo, Nigeria.
² Department of Animal Science, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria.
³Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Science, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,
Umudike, Nigeria.

*Corresponding author: ndelekwute.ek@gmail.com

Target audience: animal nutritionists, livestock farmers, feed millers, livestock extension officers

Performance, carcass and organ weight characteristics of broiler chickens fed diets containing graded levels of Gongronema latifolia

Ukorebi, B. A¹. and Akpet, S. O²

Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry-Obubra Campus, Cross
River, University of Technology, Calabar, Nigeria.

Corresponding author: basseyukorebi@gmail.com | Phone numbers: +2349051684811

Target audience: Animal Scientists, Feed millers, Farmers

Influence of location on chemical composition of Tamba grain (Eleusine coracana)

¹Audi, A., ²Mbap, S. T., ²Muhammad, A. S., ³Shuaibu, A. and ³Dikko, I. M.

¹Agric Department, Local Government Secretariat Bauchi, Bauchi State ²Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria. ³Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Federal University of Kashere, Gombe State, Nigeria.

Corresponding author: ashuaibu1984@gmail.com | Phone number: +2348034948947

Target audience: Animal nutritionist, Food scientist and Feed millers

Effect of graded levels of toasted African locust bean (Parkia biglobosa) seed meal on performance and carcass characteristics of broiler chickens at finishing stage

1.Tamburawa, M. S., ²Ogundipe, S. O., ²Tegbe, T. S. B., ²Olugbemi,, T. S., ¹Ibrahim, U.,
¹Sa’idu, S. S. and ¹Abdullahi, A.Y.

¹Animal Science Department, Kano University of Science and Technology,Wudil, Nigeria.
²Animal Science Department, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Samaru, Nigeria.

Corresponding author: *muazutambura@gmail.com

Target audience: Poultry farmers feed industries, nutritionist and feed researchers

Growth response, nutrient digestibility and carcass analysis of weaned
rabbit fed graded levels of toasted sunflower (Helianthus annus) based
diets

*Adetola, O.O., Adewumi, M.O., Oyedare, K.S., Adetayo, T.O. and Ayoola, A.M.A

Department of Animal Health and Production Technology, Federal College of Animal Health
and Production Technology, P.M.B 5029, Moor Plantation Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

*Corresponding author: olufunmilayo.adetola@fcahpit.edu.ng | Phone number: +2348058007725

Target audience: Animal Scientist, Nutritionist, Researcher, Rabbit farmers.

Growth performance, haematological and serum biochemistry of
broiler chickens fed Taro Cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta) peel meal as
feed ingredient
¹Okereke, C.O., 2Okereke, I.H. And ²Akinmutimi, A.H.

¹National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, Nigeria
²Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria

Corresponding author: ogbokereke2009@yahoo.com

Target audience: Animal Scientist, Feed millers, Farmers and Processors

Dietary salt potentiates folliculogenesis and modulates the functionality of the oviduct in late production layers

Aro, S.O.

Department of Animal Production and Health, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology,
Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.

Corresponding author: soaro@futa.edu.ng | Phone Number: +234(0)7062329254

Target audience: Poultry farmers, Reproductive Physiologists, Endocrinologists and Researchers with a
bias in the Biological Sciences.

Gross margin analysis of three production modules of broiler enterprise
in Obubra local government area of Cross River state Nigeria

*¹ Meremikwu V. N. and ² Oniah M. O.

¹Department of Animal Science, Cross River University of Technology, Faculty of Agriculture and
Forestry, Obubra Campus, Cross River State Nigeria.
²Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension. Cross River University of Technology, Faculty
of Agriculture and Forestry Obubra Campus, Cross River State Nigeria.

 

Corresponding author: *victoriameremikwu@yahoo.com | Phone number: 08038701890

Target audience: Animal Scientists, Agricultural economists, poultry farmers.

Seroprevalence of brucellosis in donkeys (Equus asinus) and assessment of donkey management practices in Gamawa local government area, Bauchi state, Nigeria
¹*Nathaniel, J., ²Kalla, D.J.U., ²Mai, H.M., ³Ibrahim,Y., ²Mujitaba, M.A.,
¹Amaduruonye, W., ¹Akinsola, K.L., ¹Obasi, E.N. and ⁴Suleiman, Y. ¹Department of Animal Breeding and Physiology, College of Animal Science and Animal Production, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria. ²Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria. 3 Departmentof Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State, Nigeria. ⁴Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

* Corresponding author: nathaniel.joshua@mouau.edu.ng/nathanielbilliri@yahoo.com.
Telephone number: +234 070 68006347

Target Audience: Researchers, farmers, herders and policy makers.

Impact of Boko Haram insurgency on poultry production in Mubi
region of Adamawa State, Nigeria

Augustine, C¹., Daniel, J.D²., Abdulrahman, B.S¹ Mojaba, D.I¹., Lubele, M.I³., Yusuf, J⁴ and Katsala, G.J⁴.

¹Department of Animal Production, Adamawa State University, Mubi
²Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Adamawa State University, Mubi
³Department of History, Adamawa State University, Mubi
⁴Department of Agricultural Education, Adamawa State College of Education, Hong.

Target audience: Government, Poultry producers, Non-Governmental organisations

Prevalence and associated risk factors of ophthalmic problems of
working donkeys (
Equus asinus) in Mekelle, Northern Ethiopia

Teklay K.1, Habtom K.B.,1*, Yohannes H.W., 1 Berhe M.M., Netsanet B.G 1 and Muuz, G1

¹College of Veterinary Sciences, Mekelle University, Tigary, Northern Ethiopia.

*Corresponding author: habtomkb@yahoo.com) | Phone number: +251914706767

Target audience: donkey owners, veterinarians, epidemiologists, animal science experts, researchers, local and regional planning experts and policy makers.  

Coping strategy among crop and livestock farmers in agrarian
community of Fashola, Oyo state, Nigeria

*Ajayi M. O., Akintola A. J. and O. J. Babayemi

Department of Animal Science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

*Corresponding author: moajayi5@gmail.com Phone number: +2348066116150

Target Audience: Regulatory bodies, Policy makers, Animal Scientist, Extension Agent

Effect of feeding processed and raw cola rostrata (monkey cola) seed
meal on growth performance of male wistar albino rats

Christopher, G. I., Sam, I. M and Onukak C. E.

Department of Animal Science, Akwa Ibom State University, Obio Akpa Campus, Oruk Anam, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

*Corresponding author: Corresponding author: graciouschristopher@yahoo.com | Phone number: 08039380371

Target Audience: Animal Nutritionist, Scientists and Farmers

Comparative study of growth parameters of African Catfishes as
panacea for food security

*¹Abanikannda, O.T.F., ²Jimoh, A.A., ¹Abagun, A.A. and ²Badmus, L.A.

¹Department of Zoology and Environmental Biology, Lagos State University, Ojo – Lagos, Nigeria
²Department of Fisheries, Lagos State University, Ojo – Lagos, Nigeria

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

Target audience: Fish farmers, Scientists, Government policy makers

Effect of dietary supplementation of ensiled rice straw with molasses on the performance, nutrientdigestibility and haematology of Yankasa rams

¹Mbahi, T. F., ²Makinta, A., ¹Yakubu, B. and ³Wafar, R. J.

1.Department of Animal Science, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola;
2.College of Agriculture, Maiduguri; 3Department of Animal Science, Federal University, Wukari.

*Corresponding Author: tfmbahi@yahoo.com | Telephone number: 08036521667

Target audience: Farmers, Agronomists, Researchers

Nutrient utilization and nitrogen metabolism by West African dwarf
goat-bucks fed molasses-treated biodegraded rice husk

*Omotoso¹, O. B. and Arilekolasi², T. A

¹Department of Animal Production and Health, School of Agriculture and Agricultural  Technology, Federal University of Technology, P. M. B. 704, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria
²Department of Animal and Environmental Biology, Federal University, Oye, Ekiti State, Nigeria

*Corresponding author: obomotoso@futa.edu.ng; tomilola.arilekolasi@fuoye.edu.ng.
Telephone number: +2348060186726

Target audience: Ruminant Farmers

Economic assessment of ruminant off-take by Fulani herdsmen in Yewa
division of Ogun state

¹Ogungbesan,A.M*.,¹Adeleke,G.A¹.,¹Eniolorunda,O.O¹., ¹Akintola,T.O. ¹.,and ²Ologbon,O.A

¹Animal Production Department ,C.A.S Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye, Ogun state.
²Agricultural Economics and Farm Management,C.A.SOlabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye, Ogun state

*Corresponding author: amkgbesan@gmail.com | Telephone Number: 08057458575

Target Audience: Government, Farmers, Researchers, N.G.O`s, Corporate bodies

Growth response and blood profile of Kano brown goats fed Gmelina
arborea leaves and supplemented with diets containing water soaked
sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) peels

*Oloche, J., Waalawa, Y.G and Andrew, O.I.

Department of Animal Production, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria

Corresponding author: julianaoloche082@gmail.com | Telephone number: +2348 037 694 142

Target audience: Animal Scientists, Livestock Farmers, Fruit processors

Effects of sex, morphological characteristics and haemoglobin type on
the growth traits of red sokoto goats in semi-arid region of Nigeria

1.Ibrahim,  O.A.,  ³Jokthan,  G.E.,  ¹Umego,  C.M.,  ¹Alao,  R.O.,  ²Jinadu,  L.A.  and

2.Mallam, I.

 

¹National Animal Production Research Institute/Ahmadu Bello University, Shika-Zaria
²Department of Animal Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
³Department of Animal Science, National Open University of Nigeria, Kaduna Study Center

Corresponding author: onoruoyiza@gmail.com | Phone number: +2348065735132

Target audience: Animal Scientists, Breeders, Goat Farmers

Effects of strain x sex interaction on carcass traits and meat quality of
three strains of commercial meat-type chicken

*¹Akinsola, K.L., ²Olawumi, S.O., ¹Obasi, E.N., ¹Nathaniel, J. ²Adesina, E.O., ¹Obike, O.M.,
¹Nosike, R.J., and ¹Oke, U.K.

¹Department of Animal Breeding and Physiology, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,
Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria
²Department of Animal Science, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

*Corresponding author: kehindeakinsola7@gmail.com | Phone number: 08060543082

Target audience: Poultry producers, Animal breeders, Researchers and Animal Physiologist.

Pedigree charting and inbreeding estimation in N’Dama cattle herd at
Fashola stock farm

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

¹Department of Zoology and Environmental Biology, Lagos State University, Ojo-Lagos
²Department of Animal Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

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

Target audience: Ranch Managers, Livestock Experts, Software Developers and Research Scientists

Genetic variation amongst four rabbit populations in Nigeria using
microsatellite marker

Omotoso, A.O.¹*, Olowofeso, O¹, Wheto, M.¹, Sogunle, O.M. ², Olufowobi, O. T¹ and
Tor, E.T.N¹, ³

¹ Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
2 University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
³ Department of Animal Breeding and Physiology, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria

*Corresponding author: adewunmi.omotoso@outlook.com

Target audience: Animal Scientists, Breeders/Geneticists, Animal Biotechnologists and
Molecular
Biologists

Phenotypic correlations between body weight and morphometric traits
in rabbits

¹Obasi, E. N., ¹Nosike, R. J., ¹Obike, O. M., ¹Akinsola, K. L., ¹Orji, A. C., ²Obasi, I. U. and ¹Ibe, S. N.

1.Department of Animal Breeding and Physiology, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike,
Abia State.
2.Department of Animal Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State.

*Corresponding author: onyedinmaezinne@gmail.com | Phone Number.: 08064898329

Target audience: Animal breeders, Producers, Farmers

Effect of agro-ecology and sex on adaptability of West African dwarf
goats in the humid tropics

Jesuyon, Oluwatosin M. A.

Animal Breeding and Genetics Unit, Department of Animal Production and Health, Federal University,
Oye-Are Road, P. M. B. 373 Oye – Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

Corresponding author: dr.oluwatosinjesuyon14@gmail.com | Phone number: +234-806-431-0337

Target Audience: Animal breeders, Extension workers, Livestock Farmers, Corporate Ruminant
Farms, Livestock policy makers

Potentials of toasted African yam bean seed meal supplemented with
multi-enzyme on performance characteristics and blood serum of
broiler starter chickens

¹Raji, M.O, ¹Akinosun, A.A, ¹Makanju, T.D,¹ and Oluwemimo, B.

1Department of Animal Health and Production Technology, Oyo State College of Agriculture and
Technology, Faculty of Animal and Fisheries Technology, P.M.B, 10, Igbo-ora.

Correspondence author: papat4u@gmail.com | Phone number: +2348135492674and 08052433781

Target audience: Feed producers, Policy makers and Livestock producers

Synergetic effect of enzymes and probiotic in improving sorghum
(
Sorghum bicolor) based diets for broiler chickens

1.Oladipo, M.F., ²Onimisi, P. A., ²Duru, S. and ³Abeke, F. O.

¹Department of Theriogenology and Production, University of Jos, Nigeria
²Department of Animal Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
³National Animal Production Research Institute, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

Corresponding author: maryoladipo9@gmail.com | Phone number: +2347034612582

Target Audience: Animal Scientist, Nutritionist, Feed millers, Extension staff

Vaginal lumen cytology and peripheral sex hormone concentrations at
different vaginal orifice statuses in the female greater Grasscutter

¹*Ajao, B. H., ²Ola, S. I., ²Oyebanji, B. O., ¹Okukpe, K.M. and ¹Alli, O.I.

¹Department of Animal Production, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
²Department of Animal Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

*Corresponding author: ajao.bh@unilorin.edu.ng. | Phone Number: 08035000745

Target audience: Animal physiologists, reproductive physiologist and animal scientists

Effects of dietary monosodium glutamate on the acetylcholinesterase,
specific acetylcholinesterase and total protein concentrations in the
brain regions of domestic fowl (
Gallus domesticus) layers

Olateju, I. S. , Olarotimi, O. J. , Adu, O. A. and Gbore, F. A

a. Department of Animal Production and Health, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology,
The Federal University of Technology, Akure, P. M. B. 704, Ondo State, Nigeria.
b. Department of Animal Science, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba – Akoko, Nigeria.

Corresponding author: olaimoleayo@gmail.com

Target Audience: Poultry (layers) Farmers

Qualitative analysis of ejaculates and sperm production potentials of
Marshall Broiler breeders fed dietary supplementation of acetylsalicylic
acid

Aro S. O.

Department of Animal Production and Health, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.

Corresponding author: soaro@futa.edu.ng | Phone number: +234(0)7062329254

Target Audience: Animal Reproductive Physiologists, Poultry Farmers

Comparative effect of saline solutions as diluents on in vitro semen
storage, egg fertility and hatchability in Turkey hens

Adebisi K. A. and Ewuola E. O.

Animal Physiology and Bioclimatology Unit, Department of Animal Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Corresponding author: karamatsanusi@yahoo.co.uk | Phone number: +2348023503018

Target audience: Turkey breeders, Poultry farmers, Researchers, Animal scientists

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