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The effects of replacing groundnut cake with Afzelia africana (Mahogany) seed meal on performance, organ weights and haematological indices of finisher broiler chickens

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Author(s): C.O. Obun, | A.S. Kehinde, | C. Ukim

Journal: Research Opinions in Animal & Veterinary Sciences
ISSN 2221-1896

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 155;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Afzelia africana | Broilers | Performance | Blood Indices

ABSTRACT
A 56-days feeding trial involving 200 day-old Marshal broilers was carried out in a completely randomized design to evaluate the performance, organ characteristics and blood indices of broilers fed Afzelia africana seed meal (ASM) as a replacement for ground nut cake at dietary levels of 25, 50, 75 and 100%, respectively. The results showed that feed intake, body weight gain, feed conversion ratio, organ weights and blood indices of birds on the control (0 %), 25 and 50 % ASM were significantly (P
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