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Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Growing Rabbits Fed Diets Containing Different Fibrous Ingredients

Author(s): O. Olanike Adejinmi | O. Michael Odetola | J. Adeboye Omole

Journal: Journal of Agricultural Science
ISSN 1916-9752

Volume: 5;
Issue: 9;
Date: 2013;
Original page

An experiment was conducted to assess the performance and carcass characteristics of growing rabbits fed different fibre sources in a completely randomised design. Totally 30 rabbits of mixed sexes at the age of 8 weeks (56 days) were randomly allocated to five dietary groups averaging 500.00±27.26. The fibre sources are: wheat offals, rice bran, palm kernel cake, maize bran and brewer dried grain. Data were collected on the feed intake and weight gain while carcass characteristics was evaluated at week 12 of the experiment. Results revealed significant (p
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