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Haematological and serum biochemical indices of growing rabbits fed camel blood-rumen content mixture

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Author(s): Mohammed Gambo, | Igwebuike Joseph Uchechi, | Alade Nurudeen Kehinde, | Adamu Shaibu Bala | Raji Abdulrazaq Onimisi

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

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 44;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Camel | Blood-Rumen Content Mixture | Rabbits | Blood Parameters

ABSTRACT
Forty-five crossbred rabbits (Dutch × New Zealand White) of mixed sexes with age between 5 and 7 weeks were divided into 5 groups of 9 rabbits and fed camel blood–rumen content mixture (CBRCM) for 10 weeks. The CBRCM which contained 36.40% crude protein and 22.36% crude fibre was included at 0, 10, 20, 30 and 40% levels in diets of group 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 respectively. The packed cell volume (PCV), red blood cells (RBC), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH) and mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) were not significantly different (P>0.05) among the treatments groups, although the haemoglobin (Hb) and white blood cells (WBC) were significantly (P
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