African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6754

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Effects of feeding graded levels of treated Baobab (Adansonia Digitata) seed meal on haematological indices and serum biochemistry of broiler chickens

Lawan A Maidala, A, Sudik, S.D., Abdullahi, U, Abdullahi, A.M, Mohammed, M., Gambo, S.S.

  •  Received: 01 September 2021
  •  Accepted: 16 March 2022
The experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of treated baobab (Adansoniadigitata) seed meal (TBSM) on blood constituents of broiler chickens. Three hundred broiler chickens (Anak) were allotted to five treatments replicated thrice with 20 birds per replicate in a completely randomized design (CRD). The inclusion levels of the TBSM in the diets were 0, 10, 15, 20 and 25% for treatment 1 (Control), 2, 3, 4 and 5 respectively. The experiment lasted for eight weeks (56days). Birds TBSM diets were significantly (P<0.05) higher for PCV, Hb, RBC. MCV, MCH and MCHC. The values for WBC revealed insignificant (P>0.05) differences across the treatment groups. Total protein, albumin, high density lipoprotein, potassium, chloride and alkaline phosphate were significantly (P<0.05) higher in birds fed diets 3, 4, and 5 while significantly (P<0.05) lower in glucose, Low density lipoprotein and urea. Insignificant (P>0.05) difference were observed across the treatment groups in terms of globulin, cholesterol, phosphorus and bicarbonate. It can be concluded that TBSM can be included in broiler chicken diets up to 25% without any detrimental effects.

Keywords: TreatedBaobab meal, Broiler, Haematological and Serum Biochemistry