Growth And Electrolytes Responses Of Grower Pigs Fed Crude Oil-Contaminated Diets
Volume 4 - Issue 4, April 2020 Edition
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Ntinya C. Johnson, Joy A. Okejim, Annie O. Amakiri
Growth parameters, Electrolytes, Crude Oil-Contaminations and Pig.
This study was conducted to examine the effects of the ingestion of graded levels of crude oil-contaminated feeds on the growth performance and electrolytes parameters in the growing pig. 24 landrace growing pigs weighing on average 8 ± 1.1 (mean ± SD) kg of body weight (BW) were randomly assigned to six dietary treatment groups of 4 pigs per treatment. Dietary groups were: 0g, 2g, 4g, 6g, 8g and 10g of crude oil/kg of diet. Animals were fed at 5% of their BW. The experiment lasted for four weeks. At the end of study all pigs were weighed to obtain their final BW. Average daily feed intake (ADFI), average daily gain (ADG) and feed efficiency (FE) were evaluated. Blood samples were also collected from all animals in the treatment groups into tubes and snap frozen for electrolytes analyses: sodium (Na+), potassium (K+) and chloride (Cl-). There were no significant (P > 0.05) differences in all parameters measured. It was concluded that the levels of crude oil contaminations used in the study were below the threshold for growing pigs.
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