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Effect of replacing hydroponic oat on enactment and blood chemistry of rabbits

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Nuzhat Sial, Faisal Shahzad, Farooq Ahmad, Ayesha Muqadas, Sadia Khalid, Mushtaq Hussain Lashari, Gulnaz Afzal, Sobia Abid

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Int. J. Biosci.15( 5), 261-266, November 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/15.5.261-266


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The effect of substituting feed with hydroponic oat (HO) was studied on nurturing trial to explore its effects on performance and blood chemistry of developing rabbits. 4 varied diets centered on a pelleted rabbit feed were made by substituting HO for feed.  Sixty four rabbits of equal age and with an average body weight were assigned to the treatments and caged in groups. HO was grown and fed immediately after harvesting, including roots, seed and leaves. The rabbits were then slaughtered and dressing proportions were calculated. Dry matter feed intake and growth rate decreased linearly by per unit of HO increase. Both crude protein and digestible energy intake decreased linearly. Feed transformation and remains yield rate were not influenced by medications. Level of HO had variable effects on visceral organs. It was therefore concluded that replacing pelleted feed by wet HO had negative effects on rabbits’ performance.


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