Article Number: DRJA51347089

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ISSN: 2734-2166

Vol. 2 (4), pp. 110-114, June 2017

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Original Research Article

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

Ayo-Enwerem, M. C

Ahaotu, E. O*.

Nwogu, C.M

Esukpa, M


Abstract

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


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

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