Effect of Ration Type and Addition of Helba (Trigonella foenum-graecum) Powder on Feed intake, dry matter digestibility, Blood Components and weight gain of Rabbits

This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of feed type and addition of the helba (Trigonella foenum-graecum) on feed intake, dry matter digestibility, blood components and weight gain of rabbits. Twenty male rabbits at 4-5 weeks of age and an average weight of 325-335g were used. They were divided into four equal groups each with 5 rabbits. The first and second groups were fed a ration with 18% protein formulated using 52% sorghum grains , 26% wheat bran, 21% groundnut seed cake, 0.50% salt and 0.50% multivitamins. 10g / kg / feed Trigonella foenum-graecum seed powder was added to the first group while the second was left without powder. The third group was fed on a diet containing 18% crude protein and was formulated with 31.76% sorghum, 16.81% groundnut seed cake, 47.43% barseem hay, 3% molasses 0.50% multivitamin and 0.50% salt, with 10 g / kg food from the helba and the same diet was provided for the forth group without adding the helba feeding lasted eight weeks and weekly weighed. The data were analyzed via analysis of variance. Feed intake was 308.57, 367.14, 438.57, 457.14g for group I, II, III and IV respectively. Final body weight was 1.438, 1.320, 1.198, 1.072.kg.for group I, II, III and IV respectively .Dry matter digestibility was 53, 52, 55, 49 % for group I, II, III and IV, respectively. Samples blood (5ml) of all rabbits was taken for determination of total protein albumin, globulin, cholesterol, glucose and total fat. The results indicated significant differences (p<0.05) in final weight that could be attributed to addition of Trigonella foenum-graecum powder on general performance and significant increase ( p<0.05) in total protein and significant decrease in cholesterol in the first and third group. The study concluded that the type of ration and the addition of helba powder (Trigonella foenum-graecum) led to increase in total protein and deceased cholesterol and improved quality of meat. The study recommended further research into the effects of adding higher levels of helba powder and the effect of other additives that can improve the rate of gain in body weight, improve meat quality and reduce the cost of production. Read more
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Effect of Ration Type and Addition of Helba (Trigonella foenum-graecum) Powder on Feed intake, dry matter digestibility, Blood Components and weight gain of Rabbits

This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of feed type and addition of the helba (Trigonella foenum-graecum) on feed intake, dry matter digestibility, blood components and weight gain of rabbits. Twenty male rabbits at 4-5 weeks of age and an average weight of 325-335g were used. They were divided into four equal groups each with 5 rabbits. The first and second groups were fed a ration with 18% protein formulated using 52% sorghum grains , 26% wheat bran, 21% groundnut seed cake, 0.50% salt and 0.50% multivitamins. 10g / kg / feed Trigonella foenum-graecum seed powder was added to the first group while the second was left without powder. The third group was fed on a diet containing 18% crude protein and was formulated with 31.76% sorghum, 16.81% groundnut seed cake, 47.43% barseem hay, 3% molasses 0.50% multivitamin and 0.50% salt, with 10 g / kg food from the helba and the same diet was provided for the forth group without adding the helba feeding lasted eight weeks and weekly weighed. The data were analyzed via analysis of variance. Feed intake was 308.57, 367.14, 438.57, 457.14g for group I, II, III and IV respectively. Final body weight was 1.438, 1.320, 1.198, 1.072.kg.for group I, II, III and IV respectively .Dry matter digestibility was 53, 52, 55, 49 % for group I, II, III and IV, respectively. Samples blood (5ml) of all rabbits was taken for determination of total protein albumin, globulin, cholesterol, glucose and total fat. The results indicated significant differences (p<0.05) in final weight that could be attributed to addition of Trigonella foenum-graecum powder on general performance and significant increase ( p<0.05) in total protein and significant decrease in cholesterol in the first and third group. The study concluded that the type of ration and the addition of helba powder (Trigonella foenum-graecum) led to increase in total protein and deceased cholesterol and improved quality of meat. The study recommended further research into the effects of adding higher levels of helba powder and the effect of other additives that can improve the rate of gain in body weight, improve meat quality and reduce the cost of production. Read more
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Effect of Ration Type and Addition of Helba (Trigonella foenum-graecum) Powder on Feed intake, dry matter digestibility, Blood Components and weight gain of Rabbits

This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of feed type and addition of the helba (Trigonella foenum-graecum) on feed intake, dry matter digestibility, blood components and weight gain of rabbits. Twenty male rabbits at 4-5 weeks of age and an average weight of 325-335g were used. They were divided into four equal groups each with 5 rabbits. The first and second groups were fed a ration with 18% protein formulated using 52% sorghum grains , 26% wheat bran, 21% groundnut seed cake, 0.50% salt and 0.50% multivitamins. 10g / kg / feed Trigonella foenum-graecum seed powder was added to the first group while the second was left without powder. The third group was fed on a diet containing 18% crude protein and was formulated with 31.76% sorghum, 16.81% groundnut seed cake, 47.43% barseem hay, 3% molasses 0.50% multivitamin and 0.50% salt, with 10 g / kg food from the helba and the same diet was provided for the forth group without adding the helba feeding lasted eight weeks and weekly weighed. The data were analyzed via analysis of variance. Feed intake was 308.57, 367.14, 438.57, 457.14g for group I, II, III and IV respectively. Final body weight was 1.438, 1.320, 1.198, 1.072.kg.for group I, II, III and IV respectively .Dry matter digestibility was 53, 52, 55, 49 % for group I, II, III and IV, respectively. Samples blood (5ml) of all rabbits was taken for determination of total protein albumin, globulin, cholesterol, glucose and total fat. The results indicated significant differences (p<0.05) in final weight that could be attributed to addition of Trigonella foenum-graecum powder on general performance and significant increase ( p<0.05) in total protein and significant decrease in cholesterol in the first and third group. The study concluded that the type of ration and the addition of helba powder (Trigonella foenum-graecum) led to increase in total protein and deceased cholesterol and improved quality of meat. The study recommended further research into the effects of adding higher levels of helba powder and the effect of other additives that can improve the rate of gain in body weight, improve meat quality and reduce the cost of production. Read more
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Effect of Ration Type and Addition of Helba (Trigonella foenum-graecum) Powder on Feed intake, dry matter digestibility, Blood Components and weight gain of Rabbits

This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of feed type and addition of the helba (Trigonella foenum-graecum) on feed intake, dry matter digestibility, blood components and weight gain of rabbits. Twenty male rabbits at 4-5 weeks of age and an average weight of 325-335g were used. They were divided into four equal groups each with 5 rabbits. The first and second groups were fed a ration with 18% protein formulated using 52% sorghum grains , 26% wheat bran, 21% groundnut seed cake, 0.50% salt and 0.50% multivitamins. 10g / kg / feed Trigonella foenum-graecum seed powder was added to the first group while the second was left without powder. The third group was fed on a diet containing 18% crude protein and was formulated with 31.76% sorghum, 16.81% groundnut seed cake, 47.43% barseem hay, 3% molasses 0.50% multivitamin and 0.50% salt, with 10 g / kg food from the helba and the same diet was provided for the forth group without adding the helba feeding lasted eight weeks and weekly weighed. The data were analyzed via analysis of variance. Feed intake was 308.57, 367.14, 438.57, 457.14g for group I, II, III and IV respectively. Final body weight was 1.438, 1.320, 1.198, 1.072.kg.for group I, II, III and IV respectively .Dry matter digestibility was 53, 52, 55, 49 % for group I, II, III and IV, respectively. Samples blood (5ml) of all rabbits was taken for determination of total protein albumin, globulin, cholesterol, glucose and total fat. The results indicated significant differences (p<0.05) in final weight that could be attributed to addition of Trigonella foenum-graecum powder on general performance and significant increase ( p<0.05) in total protein and significant decrease in cholesterol in the first and third group. The study concluded that the type of ration and the addition of helba powder (Trigonella foenum-graecum) led to increase in total protein and deceased cholesterol and improved quality of meat. The study recommended further research into the effects of adding higher levels of helba powder and the effect of other additives that can improve the rate of gain in body weight, improve meat quality and reduce the cost of production. Read more
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