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Vom J. Vet. Sci.. 2016; 11(1): 101-111


FEED EVALUATION AND GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF RABBITS FED DIETS CONTAINING DIFFERENT FORAGES

Omolade Ebun OWOLEKE, Babatunde Kayode TANIMOMO, Theophilus Zubairu ADAMA, Halima Olufunmilola AKANYA, Iyabode Comfort ALEMEDE, Musa Abdulrahaman ADEIZA, Victor Olumayowa KOLAWOLE.




Abstract

The study was aimed at evaluating the effect of five diets containing different forages on the feed intake and growth performance of rabbits. Complete randomized design (CRD) was used for this study. Seventy five weaner rabbits of mixed breeds and sexes were randomly divided into five diet groups (I - V) of fifteen rabbits per treatment. Each treatment was replicated three times with five animals per replicate. Diet I serve as control while diet II to V contains forages at 25 % level of inclusion (diets were formulated at 18 % crude protein. There were significant difference (P

Key words: Feed, Rabbit, Growth, Forages






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