THE POTENTIAL OF NIGERIAN BENTONITE IN THE FORMULATION OF ANIMAL FEED

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Title THE POTENTIAL OF NIGERIAN BENTONITE IN THE FORMULATION OF ANIMAL FEED
 
Creator Okoye,, Franca Ngozi
 
Description The quest for import substituton for improvement of dwindling Nigerian economy calls forformulation of goods with local raw materials. This study was aimed at formulating animal feedusing a natural bentonite found in Nigeria and also determine the effects of the bentoniteformulated feed on some biochemical parameters of wistaralbino rats (Rattusrattus). A total of45 rats with average weight of 100g were divided into 5 groups including the control group.Four groups were fed with feed containing bentonite, while the control group was fed standardcommercial feed for 21 days. The rats were sacrificed from each group after week one, weektwo, and week three respectively. The blood was obtained for the determination of alaninetransaminase (ALT) and aspartate transaminase (AST). The results indicated that the rats fedwith the natural bentonite formulated feed showed significant weight increase with the highestweight increase observed on the third week of feeding. There was no significant change in thelevel of ALT and AST indicating that there was no adverse effect on the rat’s liver. Thus, theNigerian natural bentonite had great potential for animal feed formulation. It was, therefore,Recommended for utilization in the formulation of animal feed.
 
Publisher UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, ENUGU CAMPUS
 
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Date 2016-12-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://technosciencereview.org/ej/index.php/tr/article/view/33
 
Source TechnoScience Review; Vol 7, No 1 & 2 (2016)
2636-6912
2250-9045
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://technosciencereview.org/ej/index.php/tr/article/view/33/33
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 TechnoScience Review
 

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