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Rumen Parameters of West African Dwarf (WAD) Goats Fed Cassava Peels- Poultry Manure Concentrate Supplements

Journal: International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology (Vol.5, No. 5)

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Page : 1245-1249

Keywords : Cassava Peels; Poultry manure; WAD; Rumen parameters.;

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This experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of supplementing cassava peels with dried poultry manure on rumen parameters of West African Dwarf (WAD) goats. Twenty growing West African Dwarf bucks aged 5-7 months with an average body weight of 5.05±0.02kg were used in a completely randomized experiment. The goats were randomly assigned to one of the five dietary treatments which consisted of processed cassava peels and dried poultry manure in different ratios of 100:0(diet 1), 50:50(diet 2), 60:40(diet 3), 70:30(diet 4) and 80:20(diet 5). Data collected were subjected to analysis of variance. The result indicated that among all the parameters examined, acetic acid was significantly (P<0.05) influenced by dietary treatments at the start of the experiment and ranged from 20.77mol/100ml to 26.18mol/100ml while pH and acetic acid were significantly (P<0.05) influenced at the end of the trial. There was a significant (P<0.05) increase in value of acetic acid across the treatments at the end of the experiment. The study revealed that supplementing the diets of goats with cassava peels and poultry manure has the potentials of meeting the nutritional needs of the animal without negative effects on the rumen parameters.

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