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Direct Research Journal Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science (DRJVMAS):Vol. 2 (4), pp. 110-114, June 2017
International Standard Journal Number ISJN: A4372-2601

Haematology and serum biochemistry of starter broilers fed diets containing red sandalwood (Pterocarpus Santolinoides) leaf meal
Article Number: DRJA51347089

Original Research Article

Ayo-Enwerem, M. C, Ahaotu, E. O*., Nwogu, C.M and Esukpa, M

Department of Animal Production and Health Technology,Imo State Polytechnic Umuagwo, Nigeria.

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date Received: May 1, 2017     date Accepted: May 25, 2017     date Published: June 5, 2017


This study was designed to assess haematology and serum biochemistry of starter broilers fed diets containing red sandalwood  (Pterocarpus santolinoides).  A total of 120 starter broiler chicks used for the study were assigned to four treatment diets corresponding to 0, 5, 10 and 15% and three replicates per treatment with ten birds in each replicate group. The study lasted for 28 days. Five (5) birds per replicate were used for data collection. Results indicated that there were no significant difference (p>0.05) in WBC, MCV, CT, urea and albumin.  Significant differences (p<0.05) were obtained on HB, PCV, MCH, MCHC, creatinine, glucose, cholesterol, total protein and globulin respectively.

Key words: Haematology, Serum Biochemistry, Starter broilers, Pterocarpus santolinoides