African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6115

Full Length Research Paper

Performance of local rabbit (Lepus nigricollis) fed diets containing different level of fermented coffee pulp

I. Made Nuriyasa, I. Made Mastika and G. Ayu Mayani Kristina Dewi
Department of Animal Nutrition, Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Udayana University, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Received: 27 August 2015
  •  Accepted: 12 November 2015
  •  Published: 24 December 2015

Abstract

An experiment to study the hematological energy and protein retention of body rabbit, performance and carcass quality responses of  rabbit (Lepus nigricollis) fed diets containing different levels of fermented coffee pulp was carried out for 12 weeks. A Completely Randomized Design Consisted of five treatments and eight replicates was used in this experiment. A total of 80  rabbits were divided into 40 lots of two rabbits, each were randomly assigned and offered diet without coffee pulp as control diets (R0), diets contained 10% unfermented coffee pulp (R1), 20% unfermented coffee pulp (R2), diets contained 10% fermented coffee pulp (R3) and diets contained 20% fermented coffee pulp (R4). Hematological variable of rabbit fed diet R3 was better than R4, R2, R1 and R0. Rabbit offered diets R3 produce energy and protein retention makes the performance and carcass of rabbits higher than the other treatment. From this experiment, it can be concluded that hematology, energy and protein retention, performance and carcass quality of the rabbit fed diets contained 10% fermented coffee pulp was better than other treatment.

 

Key words: Local rabbits, coffee pulp, energy and protein retention, performance.