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EFFECTS OF COVER MANAGEMEMT PRACTICES ON PHYSICAL PROPERTIES RUNOFF AND EROSION ...
» ABSTRACTA two –year (2004/2005) field investigation was carried out on the runoff plots at the Universityof Nigeria Nsukka farm, to monitor the effects of cover management practices on physicalproperties, runoff and soil loss in Nkpologu sandy loam soil. The management practices werebarefallow (BF), cocoyam (CY) sorghum (SG), legume (CP) and grass (PM), under no tillpractice. There ...Continue Reading »
60 pages | 235 engagements |
EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT PROTEIN SOURCES ON THE GROWTH PERFOMANCE AND CARCASS CHARA...
» EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT PROTEIN SOURCES ON THE GROWTH PERFOMANCE AND CARCASS CHARATERISTICS OF AFRICA GIANT LAND SNAIL (ARCHACHATINA MARGINATA) ABSTRACTAn experiment was conducted to study the effects of different proteinsources at varying levels on the performance and the carcass characteristics ofthe African giants land snail (Archachatina marginata). Soyabean meal andgroundnut cake wer...Continue Reading »
45 pages | 220 engagements |
EFFECTS OF DIETARY VITAMIN C AND VITAMIN E ON THE PERFORMANCE OF LAYING HENS IN ...
» ABSTRACT This study which lasted for 52 weeks investigated the effects of dietary Vitamin C (Lascorbicacid) and Vitamin E (dl alpha tocopheryl acetate) on the performance of layinghens in the humid tropics. A total of 240 twenty four week old Golden Neslink pullets wererandomly selected from a flock of 550 birds and randomly divided into sixteen treatments of15 pullets. The birds were initially...Continue Reading »
55 pages | 208 engagements |
EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT TIMING OF ROUTINE VACCINATION SCHEDULES ON GROWTH PERFORMAN...
» ABSTRACTThis study was conducted to find the effect of the delayed routine vaccinationschedules on growth performance, blood parameters and immunity levels of broilersreared in a humid tropical part of Nigeria. A total of 90 broiler chickens were procuredand sorted into three treatments (control, 1 week delay in vaccination and 2 weeks delayin vaccination). The results showed significant dif...Continue Reading »
45 pages | 223 engagements |
EFFECTS OF DILUENTS, AGE OF SEMEN AND INSEMINATION DOSES ON VIABILITY AND FERTIL...
» EFFECTS OF DILUENTS,AGE OF SEMEN AND INSEMINATION DOSES ON VIABILITY AND FERTILITY OF TURKEY SEMEN PRESERVRED AT AMBIENT TEMPERATURE ABSTRACT An investigation was conducted with a total of one hundred and fifty(150) semen samples collected randomly from six (6) toms and one thousandthree hundred and fifty eggs (1350) from forty five (45) hens to evaluate theeffect of diluents, age of semen and ins...Continue Reading »
50 pages | 191 engagements |
EFFECTS OF GARLIC (Allium sativum) AND PROBIOTICS (Lactobacillus acidophilus) A...
» EFFECTS OF GARLIC (ALLIUM SATIVUM) AND PROBIOTICS (LACTOBACILLUS ACIDOPHILUS) ADDITIVES IN THE DIETS OF GROWER PIGS ABSTRACT This study which lasted for 12 weeks investigated the effects of garlic and probiotics additives inthe diets of grower pigs. A total of sixteen 16 weeks old grower pigs were randomly assigned tofour treatments. Each treatment had 2 replicates of 2 pigs per replicate that wer...Continue Reading »
43 pages | 200 engagements |
EFFECTS OF HIV/AIDS ON THE LIVELIHOODS OF RURAL FARMERS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA
» ABSTRACTHIV/AIDS related problems have continued to be major problems for human welfare.The study was set to evaluate the impact of HIV/AIDS on livelihood of rural farmers ofEnugu State which has HIV prevalence of 5.2 with about 51,639 persons infected. The studyspecifically sought to: describe socio economic characteristic of people living withHIV/AIDS, describe the major HIV/AIDS related problem...Continue Reading »
60 pages | 217 engagements |
GROUNDNUT OIL PRODUCTION AND MARKETING IN KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA.
» ABSTRACTThis study examined groundnut oil production and marketing in Kaduna State,Nigeria. The specific objectives were to: examine the socio economic factors thatinfluenced the production of groundnut oil; examine the socioeconomic factorsthat influenced marketing of groundnut oil; describe gender roles in theproduction and marketing of groundnut oil in the study area; describe themarketing chan...Continue Reading »
54 pages | 258 engagements |
PROTEIN AND ENERGY REQUIREMENTS OF AFRICAN GIANT LAND SNAIL
» ABSTRACTA 16 week study was conducted to investigate the effect of dietary proteinand energy levels on the growth performance of African giant land snail (Achatinaachatina). Two hundred and forty eight weeks old African giant land snails wereused for the study. The snails were randomly divided into 16 groups of 15 snailseach. The groups were randomly assigned to 16 diets in a 4 x 4 factorialarrang...Continue Reading »
56 pages | 225 engagements |
ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF MICRO ORGANISMS ASSOCIATED WITH BIODEGRADATION...
» Abstract Microbial analyses were carried out on the shell of the edible nuts of African walnut(Tetracarpidium conophorum). This study was aimed at determining the microbial load of boiledand raw African walnut shell and chicken dropping which can be used as inoculums inbiodegradation process in order to solve the problem of agro waste pollution in the environment.The nuts were sorted and washed wi...Continue Reading »
56 pages | 205 engagements |
IN VITRO MORPHOGENIC PERFORMANCE OF GINGER (Zingiber officinale) AS INFLUENCED ...
» ABSTRACTGinger (Zingiber officinale Rose) is a perennial herb that grows from undergroundrhizomes. The demand for fresh and dry ginger and its essential oil in the world marketis high. Ginger is propagated vegetatively using underground rhizomes. Most farmersuse planting materials saved from previous harvest. These materials could have beensold for cash. Contingent on this, many farmers are reluct...Continue Reading »
40 pages | 208 engagements |
INFLUENCE OF NUTRITION AND BODY CONDITION AT FIRST MATING ON THE REPRODUCTIVE P...
» ABSTRACTTwo experiments were conducted at the piggery unit of the Department of Animal ScienceFarm, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, from July 2007 to March 2009, to determine the effectof nutrition and body condition at first mating on the reproductive performance of gilts. Thefirst experiment evaluated the effects of feeding different combinations of protein and energydiets on age at onset of firs...Continue Reading »
45 pages | 216 engagements |
INFLUENCE OF GENDER ON SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF FOREST RESOURCES IN ABIA STATE...
» v ABSTRACTForest, which is a major source of resources in Nigeria, is currently facing accelerateddegradation and depletion. The growing demand for ecosystem services from forests has ledto over exploitation of the resources, resulting in the extinction of some valuable species.This has continued to impact negatively on the capacity of the forests to mitigate climatechange, conserve biodiversity, ...Continue Reading »
66 pages | 228 engagements |
INFLUENCE OF GALLIC ACID ON α-AMYLASE AND α-GLUCOSIDASE INHIBITORY AND ANTIOX...
» INFLUENCE OF GALLIC ACID ON α AMYLASE AND α GLUCOSIDASE INHIBITORY AND ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES OF ACARBOSE ABSTRACTType 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic progressive disease that has continued to be aglobal heath and economic burden. Acarbose is an antidiabetic drug, which acts by inhibitingalpha amylase and alpha glucosidase; while gallic acid is a simple phenolic acid that iswid...Continue Reading »
55 pages | 219 engagements |
INDIGENOUS AND EMERGING ADAPTIVE AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN...
» ABSTRACTThe study ascertained indigenous and emerging adaptive agricultural technologiesto climate change in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Data were collected from 400respondents through the use of semi structured interview schedule using a multi stagerandom sampling technique. The collected data were analyzed using percentages, meanscore, and factor analysis. The findings revealed that major...Continue Reading »
65 pages | 223 engagements |
IMPROVEMENT IN EGG PRODUCTION TRAITS IN THE LIGHT LOCAL CHICKEN ECOTYPE USING A...
» ABSTRACTFifty hens and five cocks from a random mating population of light local chicken ecotype(LLCE) were mated and the fertile eggs hatched to obtain the parent generation (G0) used forthis study aimed at improving egg production traits in the LLCE using a selection index. Thehens were monitored for short term (90 days from first day of lay) egg production traitsnamely: Body Weight at First Egg...Continue Reading »
45 pages | 219 engagements |
IDENTIFICATION, CONSUMPTION PATTERN AND NUTRIENT COMPOSITION OF PROCESSED GREEN ...
» ABSTRACTThe thrust of this work was to identify some popular and lesser known cultivated andforest green leafy vegetables consumed in Igbo ukwu, Aguata LGA, Anambra State,Nigeria. Those identified include ugbogulu, eliemionu, ariraa, okpa okuku, ugu oyiboand abuba ji nwannu, used in this study. These vegetables were purchased in bulk fromIgboukwu daily market, cleaned and divided into 3 portions. ...Continue Reading »
45 pages | 206 engagements |
GROWTH PATTERN, REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE AND SEASONAL SENSITIVITY OF BOVAN NERA...
» GROWTH PATTERN, REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE AND SEASONAL SENSITIVITY OF BOVAN NERA AND ISA BROWN PARENT STOCK ABSTRACTParent stocks (PS) of exotic hybrids have contributed immensely to commercial poultryproduction in Nigeria. Their continued optimal utilization depends on their performance test.Information on performance indices of PS layer breeds in South West Nigeria is howeverlimited. The growth, ...Continue Reading »
45 pages | 182 engagements |
GROWTH AND TESTICULAR CHARACTERISTICS OF THE INDIGENOUS NIGERIAN NATIVE AND EXOT...
» ABSTRACTTolerance to African animal trypanosomosis (AAT) among several animal species involves awide milieu of factors which modulate the animal’s response to the disease and is considered abreed attribute. To investigate the effect of breed on tolerance/resilience to trypanosomeinfection on pubertal boars, nine (9) Nigerian Native and nine (9) Large White x Landracecrossbreed boars were exp...Continue Reading »
40 pages | 185 engagements |
GROWTH AND HAEMATOLOGICAL RESPONSE OF GROWING RABBITS TO DIETS CONTAINING GRADE...
» ABSTRACTThe growth and haematological response of growing rabbits to dietscontaining graded levels of sun dried bovine rumen content (SBRC) werestudied. Five diets containing 0 (control), 10, 20, 30 and 40 % sun driedbovine rumen content coded as T1,T2,T3,T4 and T5, respectively, werecompared. Twenty growing rabbits were randomly assigned to thetreatments; each treatment had four experimental unit...Continue Reading »
40 pages | 176 engagements |