Mixed Pellet and Forage Diet in Growing Rabbits: Effect of Ipomoae batatas on Growth and Health Performance

Authors

  • Ouation Souleymane Soro Peleforo Gon Coulibaly University, Formation Unit and Research of Biologics Sciences, Department of Animal Biology, BP 1328 Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Vincent Kadjo Peleforo Gon Coulibaly University, Formation Unit and Research of Biologics Sciences, Department of Animal Biology, BP 1328 Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Koffi Sylvanus Aubert Yao Alassane Ouattara University, Formation Unit and Research of Medical Sciences, Department of Sciences and Technical, Laboratory of Biological and Geological Sciences, 01 BP V 18 Bouaké 01, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Moussa Kimse Nangui Abrogoua University, Formation Unit and Research of Nature Sciences, Laboratory of Animal Biology and Cytology, 02 PB 801 Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v11i3.58945

Keywords:

Rabbit, Forage, Ipomoae batatas, Diet, Zootechnical performance, Health

Abstract

The aim of this work is to test the effect of green forage Ipomoea batatas on young rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) digestive health and growing performance. Two group (T and I) of 15 rabbits were made. These animals were weaned at 35 days of age and slaughtered at 70 days. The mean weight per group was 500 ± 20 g. Control group T was feed only with industrial pelleted Ivograin®. Experimental group I was feed with the same pelleted diet and green forage I. batatas in the cage. Results showed that the growing performances in group I were lower than control. Group I daily gain was 0.89g lower than T (P<0.01). Fed intakes was 1.05 times lower with forage than control (P<0.01). For sanitary risk index (mortality + morbidity) was 2 part higher in group I than control (14 vs 7, P<0.01). However, the nutrient digestibility was higher with I. batatas group than control. Digestibility of DM, OM, CP, NDF, ADF and Hc was 26.68, 23.43, 9.67, 18.56, 18.74 and 16.46 respectively higher with group I than control (P<0.05). We can conclude that, associate green forage I. batatas with pelleted diet was not increased the young rabbit growing performances and health except nutrients digestibility.

Int. J. Appl. Sci. Biotechnol. Vol 11(3): 123-127.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Abstract
45
pdf
61

Downloads

Published

2023-09-29

How to Cite

Soro, O. S., Kadjo, V., Yao, K. S. A., & Kimse, M. (2023). Mixed Pellet and Forage Diet in Growing Rabbits: Effect of Ipomoae batatas on Growth and Health Performance. International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 11(3), 123–127. https://doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v11i3.58945

Issue

Section

Research Articles: Biological Sciences