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Effect Of Feeding Untreated Or Urea Treated Groundnut Hull Supplemented With Different Protein Sources On Blood Parameters Of Sudan Desert Lambs

Effect Of Feeding Untreated Or Urea Treated Groundnut Hull Supplemented With Different Protein Sources On Blood Parameters Of Sudan Desert Lambs

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Title: Effect Of Feeding Untreated Or Urea Treated Groundnut Hull Supplemented With Different Protein Sources On Blood Parameters Of Sudan Desert Lambs
Author: Abdel Hameed, A.A.; Salih, A.M.; Fadel Elseed, A.M.; Amasaib, E. O.
Abstract: Hematology and serum biochemistry from thirty Sudan desert lambs (of an average body weight and age 18.0 ± 0.5 kg and 4-5 months respectively) fed diets contained untreated (UGH) or urea treated groundnut hull (TGH) with different protein supplementations (groundnut cake (GNC), cotton seeds cake (CSC) and fish byproducts (FBP) were investigated. The lambs given six dietary treatments; diets A, B and C were contained TGH supplemented with GNC, CSC and FBP respectively, while diets D, E and F were contained UGH supplemented with GNC, CSC and FBP respectively. Jugular blood samples were taken at 0, 45 and 90 days. There were significant differences between experimental diets in hemoglobin concentration (Hb), red blood cells (RBC), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) and mean corpuscular volume (MCV) concentrations, while other parameters were similar. Increasing feeding periods resulted in higher increase in Hb, WBC, MCHC and MCH concentrations, while PCV and MCV concentrations decreased. The same trend was observed in total serum protein, urea and triglycerides concentrations with higher values recorded for lambs fed A, B or C diets, while, no differences were found on serum albumin and globulin concentrations. Serum P, K and Na recorded higher values for lambs fed in A and B diets than other experimental diets. as experimental period increased (from 0 to 45 and 90days) serum K and Na concentrations were decreased significantly, while no significant variations in the values of serum Ca and inorganic P. Ration × period interaction had no significant effects on concentration of serum K and Na from A, B and C diets, while there were significant variations on concentration of serum Ca and P. The study revealed that inclusion of TGH supplemented with GNC, CSC or FBP in the diets of growing Sudan desert sheep had positive effects on the haematological and serum biochemical parameters.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/21806


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