Hematological and carcass characteristics of crossbred local and large white pigs fed with graded levels of chicken and fish viscera as feed supplement

Authors

  • Carine v Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Zones Humides, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques (FAST), Université d’AbomeyCalavi,01 BP 526 Cotonou, Bénin
  • Adam Adénilé Laboratoire d’Ethnopharmacologie et de Santé Animale, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques (FSA), Université d’Abomey Calavi, 01 BP 526 Cotonou, Bénin
  • Daniel Houndjo Laboratoire de Zootechnie, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques (FSA), Université d’Abomey Calavi, 01 BP 526 Cotonou, Bénin
  • Marcel Houinato Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d'Abomey-Calavi, Bénin
  • Emile Fiogbe Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Zones Humides, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques (FAST), Université d’AbomeyCalavi,01 BP 526 Cotonou, Bénin

Keywords:

Unconventional diet, Haematological parameters, Blood, Pig

Abstract

The study aimed to evaluate the effect of chicken and fish viscera used as feed supplement in pigs on fattening. Ninety crossbreed (Local x Large White) weaned pigs of 12 weeks old, weighing on average 9.5kg were divided into five groups of eighteen. Each group was assigned to one of the five diets contained 0% (control), 0, 1.5, 3.5 and 5% of chicken viscera and respectively 0% (control), 5, 3.5, 1.5 and 0% of fish viscera for 90 days. Haematological parameters like Packed cell volume (PCV), Haemoglobin (Hb), Red blood cell (RBC), White blood cell (WBC), Mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH), Mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) and Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) were studied. After 90 days of rearing, four pigs from each group were slaughtered for carcass trait analysis. Offal and carcass weights and carcass length were recorded. Results showed that the haematological parameters weren’t different (P>0.05) among treatments. The RBC and WBC of the control group A0 was higher than those of dietary treatments and the standard value. In addition some value of platelets were lower than the minimum value adapted from Coronado 2014.

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2015-09-28

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v, C. ., Adénilé, A. ., Houndjo, D. ., Houinato, M. ., & Fiogbe, E. . (2015). Hematological and carcass characteristics of crossbred local and large white pigs fed with graded levels of chicken and fish viscera as feed supplement. Scientific Journal of Veterinary Advances, 4(7), 51-56. Retrieved from https://www.sjournals.com/index.php/sjva/article/view/1300

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