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Review Article Volume 5 Issue 2

Haematology and Serum Biochemical Indices of Broiler Chickens Fed Black Soldier Fly Larvae Meal-Based Diets

Adegbenro Muyiwa*, Akinsanmi Seyi S, Oyetunde Philip O and Agbede Johnson O

Department of Animal Production and Health, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Adegbenro Muyiwa, Department of Animal Production and Health, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.

Received: March 04, 2024; Published: March 15, 2024


This study investigated the effect of the replacement of fishmeal with black soldier fly larvae meal (BSFLM) as an animal source protein in broiler chicken diets using haematology and serum biochemical indices as response criteria. A total of 150 Day-old chicks were assigned to five (5) dietary treatments, of three (3) replicates and ten (10) chicks per replicate in a Completely Randomized Design. The BSFLM was added at 0, 25, 50, 75 and 100% and designated diets I, II, III, IV and V, respectively. The feeding trial lasted for 42 days. At the end of the feeding trial, three (3) birds per replicate were selected and slaughtered for blood collection for the haematology and biochemical studies. All data were subjected to analysis of variance. Results shows that among all the parameters measured for the haematology indices, only the packed cell volume, red blood cell, haemoglobin concentration, neutrophils, monocytes, and haematocrit and aspartate aminotransferase for the serum indices were significantly (P < 0.05) influenced by the dietary treatments. Bird fed diet III had the highest packed cell volume (34.67%), highest red blood cell (3.33106/μl) and highest haemoglobin concentration (11.53g/dl). Highest aspartate aminotransferase (4.88u/l) was recorded in bird fed diet IV, while lowest aspartate aminotransferase (1.42u/l) was recorded in bird fed diet I. In totality, there was no deleterious effects of the dietary treatments on the haematology and serum indices of the broiler chickens. Consequently, it could be concluded that BSFLM could replace fish meal at 100% in the broiler chicken diet.

Keywords: Broiler Chicken; Black Soldier Fly Larvae Meal; Fish Meal; Haematology and Serum


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Citation: Adegbenro Muyiwa., et al. “Haematology and Serum Biochemical Indices of Broiler Chickens Fed Black Soldier Fly Larvae Meal-Based Diets".Acta Scientific Biotechnology 5.2 (2024): 18-23.


Copyright: © 2024 Adegbenro Muyiwa., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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