Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 8

Effect of Dietary Inclusion Levels of Hog Plum (spondias mombin) Leaf Meal on Physiological Responses of Red Sokoto Bucks

Bishir BB*

National Agricultural Extension Research and Liaison Service, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State

*Corresponding Author: Bishir BB, National Agricultural Extension Research and Liaison Service, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State.

Received: June 21, 2022; Published: July 25, 2022


This research was therefore seeks to update baseline data on physiological responses, which help in realistic evaluation of the management practice, nutrition and diagnosis of health condition of Red Sokoto bucks Hog plum plant trees have high conceivable outcomes as imperative nourish resources for ruminants amid the long period of the dry season and are very palatable. The ponder was carried out to assess the impacts of hog plum leaf meal on physiological responses of Red Sokoto bucks. The bucks were apportioned to five treatments and three replicates in a totally randomized design. The hog plum leaf meal (HPLM) was fed at 0, 10, 20, 30 and 40% inclusion rates in 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 treatments diet respectively. All physiological values such as rectal temperature (oC), respiratory rate (breath/minute), heart rate (beat/minute), and capillary refill time (seconds) were measured in accordance with routine clinical procedures. Rectal temperature was significantly (P < 0.05) higher in bucks on 0, 10 and 40% hog plum leaf meal. The respiratory rate was significantly (P < 0.05) higher in bucks-fed diets with 20 and 40% hog plum leaf meal and the lowest value was recorded on control diet. Heart rate was higher on bucks-fed diets with 20 and 40% hog plum leaf meal than other treatments. The capillary refill time was significantly (P < 0.05) faster in bucks fed 40% hog plum leaf meal than other treatments. A prolonged capillary refill time was observed in bucks fed on control diet, which is a sign of shock and indicates dehydration in bucks. It is concluded that hog plum leaf meal could be utilized as nourish resources to raise goat bucks without any antagonistic effect on physiological responses.

Keywords: Hogplum Leaf Meal; Treatment Diet; Red Sokoto Bucks; Physiological Responses


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Citation: Bishir BB. “Effect of Dietary Inclusion Levels of Hog Plum (spondias mombin) Leaf Meal on Physiological Responses of Red Sokoto Bucks". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.8 (2022): 124-129.


Copyright: © 2022 Bishir BB. 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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