The Effects of Banana Peels on Blood Parameters of Grower Rabbits

Saidu S.G, Yahaya A


The study was conducted to assess the blood parameters of grower rabbits fed inclusion levels of banana peels meal (BPL). A total of thirty six (36) grower rabbits aged 5-7 weeks with mean initial weight of 837.50+ 0.2g were used. The parameters taken were initial weight and blood samples for analysis. Significant differences were observed in all the parameters measured (p<0.05) except initial weight, red blood cells and white blood cells (p>0.05). The mean weekly weight gain of the rabbits on diet T4 was highest but relatively similar to that of T2 and T3 (p>0.05). Based on the results obtained, banana peels has no detrimental effects on rabbits hence should be fed up to 30% inclusion level, and at the same time reduce the competition between man and animal for conventional ingredients such as maize, rice, guinea-corn and their offal's etc.

Keywords: Banana peels meal, growing rabbit, Blood Parameters

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