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Growth performance, carcass and hematological characteristics of rabbits fed graded levels of tiger nuts (Cyperus esculentus)

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Tapas Institute of Scientific Research and Development
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  • Rabbit
  • Feed
  • Tiger Nut
  • Hematology
  • Carcass Quality

Abstract

This experiment was conducted with the aim of investigating the effect of tiger nuts (Cypers esculentus) rejects on the growth performance, carcass weight and hematological parameters of weaner rabbits. Three experimental diets were formulated with Diets A being a commercial growers’ mash as control diet; Diet B: 5% parts of Tiger nuts (Cyperus esculentus) +95% parts of Diet A; Diet C: 10% parts of Tiger nuts (Cyperus esculentus) +90% parts of Diet A. The effects of dietary treatments on feed intake, body weight gain and feed conversion ratio were not significant (p>0.05). The dressing percentage ranged from 66.87 to 75.92% and was significantly (p

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