Cassava Leaf Silage and Cassava Peel as Dry Season Feed for W.A.D. Sheep

Cassava Leaf Silage and Cassava Peel as Dry Season Feed for W.A.D. Sheep

Author by Anaeto, Margaret

Journal/Publisher: Global Journal Of Science Frontier Research (agriculture And Veterinary Sciences)

Volume/Edition: 13

Language: English

Pages: 1 - 5

Abstract

The

study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of feeding cassava leaf silage (CLS)

and cassava peels (CP) on performance characteristics and some haematological parameters of

West African Dwarf (WAD) sheep. Nine sheep were randomly allotted into three treatments, with

three sheep per treatment. The control diet (T1) consisted of grass, while sheep in (T2) and (T3)

were fed with CLS and CP at 1.5% of their body weight, respectively for a period of seven weeks.

The average daily weight gain, body length, withers height and heart girth were measured at

weekly intervals. In addition, blood samples were collected at the beginning and end of the

experiment and analyzed for PCV, WBC, Lymphocyte and Neutrophil count. Statistical analysis

showed that animals fed with CP had a significant weight gain (P<0>

significant difference in wither height, body length and heart girth, respectively. However, there

was a significant differences (P<0>

was recorded during the experiment.


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