Effect of Ripe Plantain Peel (Musa cv) on Growth and Carcass Performance of Growing Rabbits

Amos Oladipo, Fanimo and Odu, Sunday (1996) Effect of Ripe Plantain Peel (Musa cv) on Growth and Carcass Performance of Growing Rabbits. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 19 (1). pp. 89-93. ISSN 0126-6128

[img] PDF
2461Kb

Abstract

A feeding trial was conducted using 48 New Zealand White x Flemish Giant weaner rabbits to determine the replacement value of ripe plantain peel for maize in weaner rabbit diets. Ripe plantain peel was used to replace maize at 0,33, 66 and 100% in a practical weaner diet. Average daily gain and feed/gain were depressed (P < 0.05) at the 100% replacement level. Dry matter, crude protein and energy digestibility coefficient were significantly (P < 0.05) depressed by inclusion of ripe plantain peel in the diet. However, the inclusion of ripe plantain peel had no significant effect on average feed intake and crude fibre digestibility. Dressing percentage, lumbar region weight and breast weight were also depressed (P < 0.05) by the 100% replacement level of ripe plantain peel, while inclusion of ripe plantain peel in the diet increased (P < 0.05) the viscera weight.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:plantain peel, Musa, growth, carcass performance, rabbits, maize
Publisher:Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
ID Code:3566
Deposited By: Nasirah Abu Samah
Deposited On:30 Nov 2009 03:38
Last Modified:27 May 2013 07:09

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Document Download Statistics

This item has been downloaded for since 30 Nov 2009 03:38.

View statistics for "Effect of Ripe Plantain Peel (Musa cv) on Growth and Carcass Performance of Growing Rabbits"


Universiti Putra Malaysia Institutional Repository

Universiti Putra Malaysia Institutional Repository is an on-line digital archive that serves as a central collection and storage of scientific information and research at the Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Currently, the collections deposited in the IR consists of Master and PhD theses, Master and PhD Project Report, Journal Articles, Journal Bulletins, Conference Papers, UPM News, Newspaper Cuttings, Patents and Inaugural Lectures.

As the policy of the university does not permit users to view thesis in full text, access is only given to the first 24 pages only.