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Agricultural Science Digest - A Research Journal
Year : 2021, Volume : 41, Issue : 3
First page : ( 498) Last page : ( 502)
Print ISSN : 0253-150X. Online ISSN : 0976-0547.
Article DOI : 10.18805/ag.D-295

Growth Performance, Nutrient Digestibility and Blood Indices of West African Dwarf Goats Fed Graded Levels of Broiler Litter

Muhammad S.A.*, Gandi B.R., Ibrahim Y.

Department of Animal Science, Kaduna State University, PMB 2339, Tafawa Balewa Way, Kaduna, Nigeria.

*Corresponding Author: S.A. Muhammad, Department of Animal, Kaduna, Nigeria, Email: surajo.mohammed@kasu.edu.ng; surajafaka@gmail.com

Online published on 8 October, 2021.

Abstract

Background

A study was conducted to investigate effects of broiler litter (BL) on growth performance, nutrient utilization, blood haematology and serum biochemistry of West Africa Dwarf (WAD) goats.

Methods

Five complete diets were formulated using BL to replace 40% composition of cottonseed cake at 0 (control), 25, 50, 75 and 100%. Thirty WAD bucks weighing 10.57±0.42 kg were randomly allotted to the five treatments in a randomized complete block design (RCBD).

Result

The results revealed that daily feed intake (g) and final weight gain (kg) were statistically similar (p>0.05), but daily feed intake cost (N) and feed cost per kg gain (N/kg) decreased (p<0.05) across the treatments. Dry matter and organic matter digestibility increased (p<0.05), while neutral detergent fibre and acid detergent fibre digestibility decreased (p<0.05) across the diets. There was no statistical difference (p>0.05) in N intake, faecal N, urine N and N retained (as % N intake). The serum biochemistry and haematological parameters were statistically similar (p>0.05). Therefore, replacing 100% of CSC with BL maintained body growth; reduced cost of feed; improved nutrient digestibility and maintained normal blood haematology and serum biochemistry.

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Keywords

Blood parameter, Digestibility, Feed cost, Goat, Growth performance, Poultry waste.

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