EFFECT OF INCLUSION OF AZOLLA PINNATA ON THE HAEMATOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF BROILER RABBITS

Publication Date : 09/10/2016


Author(s) :

Anitha. K.C , Y B Rajeshwari , Mahadevapa.D. Gouri , J Shilpa shree.


Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
,
Issue 10
(10 - 2016)



Abstract :

The study was carried out to search for alternatives to concentrates led us to a wonderful plant azolla, which holds the promise of providing a sustainable feed for livestock. The objective of the study is to study the effect of supplementary feeding sun dried Azolla (Azolla pinnata) on haematological parameters of broiler rabbits. Thirty broiler rabbits for 12 weeks fed with diets containing azolla as supplementary feed at 0, 1.5 and 3.0 per cent level in T1, T2 and T3, respectively. The blood was collected at the end of experimental week to study the mean haematological parameters of the three experimental groups. Haematological parameters like PCV, Hb, RBC, WBC, MCV, MCH, and MCHC, DLC were taken and found that there were no significant differences(P > 0.05) between means of the three groups. Sun dried azolla inclusion up to 3.0 per cent in the diets does not appear to affect the haematological parameters and therefore, can be included in the diet.


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