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Evaluation of Nutritional Status of Soldier Ant (Dorylus spp) Meal in Partial Replacement for Fishmeal on Some Haematological, Biochemical and Enzymological Parameters of Wistar Albino rats (Rattus norvegicus)

Author(s): Owagboriaye F.O | Banjo A.D | Lawal O.A | Odejayi A.O.

Journal: Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies
ISSN 2320-7078

Volume: 1;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 58;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Nutritional Status | Toxic effects | Soldier ant | Fishmeal | Haematological | Biochemical and Enzymological parameters

An experiment was conducted to evaluate the nutritional and toxic effects of soldier ant meal as a supplement for fishmeal on some haematological, biochemical and enzymological parameters of wistar albino rats. Thirty rats aged 3 weeks, were randomly assigned to the dietary treatments (T) in a complete randomized design with six rats per treatment. The rats were fed with diets containing 0% (T1) (Control), 25 % (T2), 50 % (T3), 75 % (T4) and 100% (T5) soldier ant meal. The experimental diets and drinking water were supplied ad libitum throughout the experimental period of three weeks. There were significant reduction (p
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