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Seral, Haemotological and Economics of Production of Weaner Pigs Fed Graded Levels of Biodegraded Cassava (Manihot Esculenta) Peels

Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN)
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  • Serum Haematology
  • Production Cost
  • Weaner Pigs
  • Biodegraded Cassava Peels
  • Chemistry
  • Design
  • Medicine


20 weaners pigs weighing 9.2±0.43 were assigned in a completely randomized design to 5 treatments, using graded levels of biodegraded cassava peels to replace cassava flour. Each treatment had 4 replicates of one weaner pig per replicate. Seral and haematological parameters were determined at the end of the 4th and 8th weeks of feeding. At the end of the 8th week, several biochemical parameters carried out revealed no significant differences among treatments in the levels of serum alkaline phosphatase (SALP), aspartate amino transferase (AST) and alanine amino transferase (ALT), urea, albumin, and glucose, while haematological indices estimated were found to be significantly varied with the exception of mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) and white blood cells (WBC), Economic analysis of the inclusion of biodegraded cassava peels in the diets of weaner pigs was determined. Key words: Serum haematology, production cost, weaner pigs, biodegraded cassava peels

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