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Effects of partial replacement of soybean meal with cashew nut meal on haematological inddices and serum biochemical profile of weaned rabbits (Published)

Effects of partial replacement of soybean meal with cashew nut meal on haematological indices and serum biochemical profile of weaned rabbits were investigated using 30 weaned rabbits. The rabbits were allocated to 5 dietary treatments. Treatment was replicated thrice using two rabbits per replicate in a Completely Randomized Design (CRD). Five diet were formulated which contained 0% (control), 5, 10, 15 and 20% of cashew nut meal. The trial lasted for four (4) weeks. Results of haematological indices showed that the partial replacement of soybean meal with cashew nut meal resulted in a significant (P<0.05) difference in all the haematological indices and serum profile across the dietary treatments. Rabbits on diet 3 recorded the highest value of Packed Cell Volume while the lowest value (25.50 %) obtained for PVC was noticed in rabbits fed diet 5. The highest RBC (7.29%) was obtained for rabbits fed diet 2 while the lowest RBC (4.25%) was recorded for rabbits fed diet 5. The highest white blood cell of (5.10%) was recorded for rabbits on diet 1 while the lowest WBC of (4.85%) was obtained in diet 4. The highest haemoglobin value of (14.90%) was recorded for rabbits on diet 3 while the lowest haemoglobin value of (8.60%)  was recorded for rabbits fed diet 2. Serum biochemical profile of rabbit showed that the Total Protein, Albumin, Globulin and Creatinine shows no significant (P<0.05) different while aspirate amino Transferase (AST) and alamine amino transferase (ALT) were significantly influenced by dietary (P>0.05) treatment. Rabbit fed diet 3 recorded highest total protein (5.03g/dl) while the lowest total protein value (4.31g/dl) was obtain for rabbits fed diet 1. The highest value of Albumin (2.01g/dl) was obtained for rabbits fed diet 5 while the lowest value (1.12g/dl) was recorded for rabbits fed diet 2. Rabbits fed diet 3 recorded the highest Globulin value (3.73g/dl) while the lowest value (2.96g/dl) was obtained for rabbits fed diet 5. It can be concluded that cashew nut meal can be fed to rabbits without having any adverse effect on haematological indices and serum biochemical profile of weaned rabbits.

Keywords: cashew nut meal, haematology, weaner rabbit

Effects of Co-Administration of Aqueous Extracts Of Telferia Occidentalis and Ageratum Conizoides on Haematological Indices, Urea and Creatinine in Albino Wistar Rats (Published)

The effect of the combination of aqueous extracts of the leaves of Telferia occidentalis and Ageratum conizoides compared with a standard hematinic, Astyfer, on some haematological indices, urea and creatinine in albino Wistar rats was studied. Thirty (30) males and females albino Wistar rats of average weight 140g were randomly selected into 5 groups of 6 animals per group. The parameters investigated included Red blood cells, (RBC), White blood cells (WBC), Haemoglobin (HGB), Haematocrit (HCT), Mean corpuscular volume (MCV), Mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH), Mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC), Platelets count (PLT), urea and creatinine. The results revealed a significant (P<0.01) increase in urea level in the group administered with combination of A. conyzoides and T. occidentalis as well as a significant (P<0.05) increase in the group that A. conyzoides was administered when compared to control. Also groups treated with T. Occidentalis, A. conizoides and combination of T. occidentalis and A. conizoides significantly (P<0.01) increased the RBC, HGB, HCT, while a significant (P>0.01) decrease in PLT in the groups treated with T. occidentalis and A. conizoides was observed when compared to control. When compared to standard hematinic, astyfer, groups treated with T. occidentalis showed a significant (P<0.01) increase in HGB and MCH at (P<0.05), while those treated with A. conizoides, and combination of T. occidentalis and A. conyzoides showed a significant (P>0.01) decrease in PLT. The results suggest that T. Occidentalis significantly increases haematological parameters when compared with standard hematinics. A. conyzoides also increases haematological parameters though not significantly when compared with standard hematinics while it raises urea levels in the blood which could suggest the presence of toxic phytochemicals. From the result, we can deduce that T. occidentalis is a better blood boosting vegetable than A. conyzoides.

Keywords: Ageratum conizoides, Telferia occidentalis, creatinine, haematology, urea

Effects of Co-Administration of Aqueous Extracts Of Telferia Occidentalis and Ageratum Conizoides on Haematological Indices, Urea and Creatinine in Albino Wistar Rats (Published)

The effect of the combination of aqueous extracts of the leaves of Telferia occidentalis and Ageratum conizoides compared with a standard hematinic, Astyfer, on some haematological indices, urea and creatinine in albino Wistar rats was studied. Thirty (30) males and females albino Wistar rats of average weight 140g were randomly selected into 5 groups of 6 animals per group. The parameters investigated included Red blood cells, (RBC), White blood cells (WBC), Haemoglobin (HGB), Haematocrit (HCT), Mean corpuscular volume (MCV), Mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH), Mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC), Platelets count (PLT), urea and creatinine. The results revealed a significant (P<0.01) increase in urea level in the group administered with combination of A. conyzoides and T. occidentalis as well as a significant (P<0.05) increase in the group that A. conyzoides was administered when compared to control. Also groups treated with T. Occidentalis, A. conizoides and combination of T. occidentalis and A. conizoides significantly (P<0.01) increased the RBC, HGB, HCT, while a significant (P>0.01) decrease in PLT in the groups treated with T. occidentalis and A. conizoides was observed when compared to control. When compared to standard hematinic, astyfer, groups treated with T. occidentalis showed a significant (P<0.01) increase in HGB and MCH at (P<0.05), while those treated with A. conizoides, and combination of T. occidentalis and A. conyzoides showed a significant (P>0.01) decrease in PLT. The results suggest that T. Occidentalis significantly increases haematological parameters when compared with standard hematinics. A. conyzoides also increases haematological parameters though not significantly when compared with standard hematinics while it raises urea levels in the blood which could suggest the presence of toxic phytochemicals. From the result, we can deduce that T. occidentalis is a better blood boosting vegetable than A. conyzoides.

Keywords: Ageratum conizoides, Telferia occidentalis, creatinine, haematology, urea

Effects of Co-Administration of Aqueous Extracts Of Telferia Occidentalis and Ageratum Conizoides on Haematological Indices, Urea And Creatinine In Albino Wistar Rats (Published)

The effect of the combination of aqueous extracts of the leaves of Telferia occidentalis and Ageratum conizoides compared with a standard hematinic, Astyfer, on some haematological indices, urea and creatinine in albino Wistar rats was studied. Thirty (30) males and females albino Wistar rats of average weight 140g were randomly selected into 5 groups of 6 animals per group. The parameters investigated included Red blood cells, (RBC), White blood cells (WBC), Haemoglobin (HGB), Haematocrit (HCT), Mean corpuscular volume (MCV), Mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH), Mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC), Platelets count (PLT), urea and creatinine. The results revealed a significant (P<0.01) increase in urea level in the group administered with combination of A. conyzoides and T. occidentalis as well as a significant (P<0.05) increase in the group that A. conyzoides was administered when compared to control. Also groups treated with T. Occidentalis, A. conizoides and combination of T. occidentalis and A. conizoides significantly (P<0.01) increased the RBC, HGB, HCT, while a significant (P>0.01) decrease in PLT in the groups treated with T. occidentalis and A. conizoides was observed when compared to control. When compared to standard hematinic, astyfer, groups treated with T. occidentalis showed a significant (P<0.01) increase in HGB and MCH at (P<0.05), while those treated with A. conizoides, and combination of T. occidentalis and A. conyzoides showed a significant (P>0.01) decrease in PLT. The results suggest that T. Occidentalis significantly increases haematological parameters when compared with standard hematinics. A. conyzoides also increases haematological parameters though not significantly when compared with standard hematinics while it raises urea levels in the blood which could suggest the presence of toxic phytochemicals. From the result, we can deduce that T. occidentalis is a better blood boosting vegetable than A. conyzoides.

Keywords: Ageratum conizoides, Telferia occidentalis, creatinine, haematology, urea

Effects of Co-Administration of Aqueous Extracts of Telferia Occidentalis and Ageratum Conizoides on Haematological Indices, Urea and Creatinine in Albino Wistar Rats (Published)

The effect of the combination of aqueous extracts of the leaves of Telferia occidentalis and Ageratum conizoides compared with a standard hematinic, Astyfer, on some haematological indices, urea and creatinine in albino Wistar rats was studied. Thirty (30) males and females albino Wistar rats of average weight 140g were randomly selected into 5 groups of 6 animals per group. The parameters investigated included Red blood cells, (RBC), White blood cells (WBC), Haemoglobin (HGB), Haematocrit (HCT), Mean corpuscular volume (MCV), Mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH), Mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC), Platelets count (PLT), urea and creatinine. The results revealed a significant (P<0.01) increase in urea level in the group administered with combination of A. conyzoides and T. occidentalis as well as a significant (P<0.05) increase in the group that A. conyzoides was administered when compared to control. Also groups treated with T. Occidentalis, A. conizoides and combination of T. occidentalis and A. conizoides significantly (P<0.01) increased the RBC, HGB, HCT, while a significant (P>0.01) decrease in PLT in the groups treated with T. occidentalis and A. conizoides was observed when compared to control. When compared to standard hematinic, astyfer, groups treated with T. occidentalis showed a significant (P<0.01) increase in HGB and MCH at (P<0.05), while those treated with A. conizoides, and combination of T. occidentalis and A. conyzoides showed a significant (P>0.01) decrease in PLT. The results suggest that T. Occidentalis significantly increases haematological parameters when compared with standard hematinics. A. conyzoides also increases haematological parameters though not significantly when compared with standard hematinics while it raises urea levels in the blood which could suggest the presence of toxic phytochemicals. From the result, we can deduce that T. occidentalis is a better blood boosting vegetable than A. conyzoides.

Keywords: Ageratum conizoides, Telferia occidentalis, creatinine, haematology, urea