Response of Growing Pigs to Cassava Peel Based Diets Supplemented with Avizyme® 1300: Growth, Serum and Hematological Indices

A. O. K. ADESEHINWA1, F. A. S. DAIRO2 and B. S. OLAGBEGI1
1 Obafemi Awolowo University, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Swine Research Unit, Livestock Improvement Programme, Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Nigeria
2 University of Ado-Ekiti, Department of Animal Production and Health Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria

Abstract

ADESEHINWA, A. O. K., F. A. S. DAIRO and B. S.OLAGBEGI, 2008. Response of growing pigs to Cassava peel based diets supplemented with Avizyme® 1300: growth, serum and hematological indices. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 14: 491-499

Thirty-six growing pigs (Large white x Landrace x Duroc) weighing 27.56±0.51kg were allocated to three groups of Avizyme® 1300 inclusion (100g/100kg diet and 200g/100kg diet) in a 45% Cassava peel meal (CPM) based diet and a control (no enzyme inclusion). The diet with no enzyme inclusion resulted in the least performance, while the pigs on diet supplemented with 100g/100kg diet had the best result in terms of daily weight gains, protein efficiency and feed conversion ratios. The enzyme inclusions had no significant (P>0.05) effect on the serum metabolites, hematological parameters and serum electrolytes but for slight variations (P<0.05) observed in the values of MCHC andPO42-. The result suggests 100g Avizyme® 1300 inclusion in 100kg of 45%-CPM based diet as ideal for growing pigs.

Key words: growing pigs, cassava peel meal, enzyme, Avizyme, growth performance, blood parameters

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