IMPACT OF BLACK SEEDSS Nigella sativa L. MEAL SUBSTITUTION INSTEAD OF SOYBEAN MEAL ON SOME GROWTH TRAITS OF LOCAL RABBIT MALES
Mesopotamia Journal of Agriculture,
2020, Volume 48, Issue 3, Pages 59-67
AbstractThe work carried out on a privet local farm extended to eight weeks in Mosul city Iraq. Sixty local male rabbits, six to seven weeks aged, with an average initial bodyweight of 552 ±15gm. Randomly divided into 4 treatments and 3 replications (5 rabbits each). Soybean meal replaced by black seeds (Nigella sativa L.) meals at levels 0, 33, 66, and 100% respectively in the diets as a crud protein source. The diets were nearly equal in the level of energy digests and the percentage of crude protein. Treatment 4 (100%) showed a significant effect (p≤ 0.05) in increasing daily weight gain, daily consumption, total weight gain, hot and cold carcass weight. A higher mortality percentage was in T1 (6.67). While our other results did not show any significant differences in all other studied traits. T4 showed the highest profit in weight gain (Kg) / Iraqi Dinar) then T3, T2 and T1 respectively.
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