International Journal of Animal Science and Technology

Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2021

  • Millet and Sorghum as Possible Dietary Energy Sources in the Diet of Japanese Quails

    Maidala Aminu, Lawan Adamu, Amaza Bagudu Iliya, Sudik Samuel David, Dunya Maina Amos, Adejumo Iseaac Oluseun, Makinde Olayinka John, Hanafi Yusuf, Bomoi Abubakar Sule

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 87-92
    Received: 13 February 2021
    Accepted: 4 October 2021
    Published: 19 October 2021
    Abstract: An experiment was conducted to assess the effect of millet and sorghum as alternatives to maize. on performance and egg production parameters of quails. Three hundred (300) day old quails were sourced form National Veterinary Institute Jos. The birds were brooded for two weeks and randomly allotted to three (3) different energy sources i.e. maize, ... Show More
  • Characterization of Agropastoralist Production Systems and the Potential for Improving Livestock Productivity with Improved Feeding in Western Burkina Faso

    Michel Kere, Vinsoun Millogo, Alima Kone, Nanda Joshi, Robert Burdick, Timothy Harrigan, Ajit Srivastava, Georges Anicet Ouedraogo

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 93-104
    Received: 1 October 2021
    Accepted: 21 October 2021
    Published: 29 October 2021
    Abstract: The major constraint of livestock farming in Burkina Faso is the feed gap. This study aims to provide information on feed resources, availability, and uses in Bama's district. Feed Assessment Tool (FEAST) was used to evaluate feed resources and to generate possible interventions. Focus groups were held and took into account 140 farmers, of which 90... Show More
  • On Farm Evaluation and Demonstration of Rhodes Grass and Sylosanthus guanensis in Selected Districts of Sheka and Bench-Maji Zones, Southwest Ethiopia

    Gezahegn Mengistu, Ararsa Bogale, Dereje Tulu, Melkam Aleme

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 105-109
    Received: 19 October 2021
    Accepted: 8 November 2021
    Published: 17 November 2021
    Abstract: The need to evaluate and identify the adaptability of these improved forage crops on station had been to identify the promising forage species to the particular agro-ecology. On farm evaluation and demonstration of Rhodes grass and Stylosanthus guanensis was carried out on 20 farmers’ fields in Yeki and Sheko districts of Sheka and Bench-Maji zones... Show More
  • Profiling of Haematological Indices in Relation to Body Score and Altitude Among Norwegian Goats in Morogoro, Tanzania

    Mohamed Hamed Sango Ally

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 110-114
    Received: 22 January 2021
    Accepted: 14 April 2021
    Published: 24 December 2021
    Abstract: Blood samples were collected from 180 apparently healthy adult Norwegian goats each 90 Norwegian goats, from high altitude and low altitude in Morogoro urban and peri-urban to assess the influence of altitude on their hematological indices. The (RBC) Red blood cells, PCV (packed cell volume), WBC (White blood cells) and HB (Hemoglobin) concentratio... Show More
  • Carbohydrase and Phytase Can Compensate Net Energy, Digestible Amino Acids and Available Phosphorus for High-performing Pigs

    Narongrat Maliwong, Luiz Waldemar de Oliveira Souza, Bing Guo, Yong-Gang Liu

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 115-122
    Received: 12 December 2021
    Accepted: 22 December 2021
    Published: 29 December 2021
    Abstract: Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the efficacy of carbohydrases and phytase to compensate three key nutrients (NE, DAA and avP) for growing-finishing pigs. In Exp. 1, 112 pigs with average live weight 20.7 kg were randomly allocated to 4 dietary treatments, fed on commercial multi-grain diets containing total NSPs 12-15% with added phytase... Show More