International Journal of
Livestock Production

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Livest. Prod.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2448
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLP
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 287

Table of Content: July-September 2021; 12(3)

July 2021

Inappropriate antibacterial use in layer poultry farms in Gombe Metropolis, Northeast Nigeria, may constitute public health challenges

Antibacterial is extensively used in poultry to enhance productivity. Inappropriate use could yield unsafe edible poultry products. The study aimed to investigate the pattern of antibacterial use in commercial layer poultry farms in Gombe metropolis. Semi-structured questionnaire was designed and validated. The questionnaire was administered to 38 layer poultry farms to obtain information on poultry farm practices. Data...

Author(s): Paul Leonard Mela, Balogun Sulayman Tunde, Shamaki Bala Usman

July 2021

Morphological characteristics of indigenous Djallonké sheep in rural areas in the south of Mali

This study aimed at evaluating some morphological traits in Djallonké sheep reared in four localities (Dioïla, Kolondiéba, Yanfolila and Kita) in the south of Mali. Two hundred and sixty sheep (40 males and 220 females) randomly selected from these localities were used for measuring the following traits: Coat color, presence of horns/wattles, height at withers (HW), and live body weight (LBW). Animals...

Author(s): Oumar Ouattara, Aboubacrine Mahamane Touré, Drissa Konaté, Sognan Dao and Diakaridia Traoré,

September 2021

Leafy feed supplementation, rabbit growth performance and meat quality: Case study of Ipomoea aquatica

Thirty-six local young rabbits of 42 days old were used to evaluate their growth performances and sensory characteristics of their meats based on the type of feed. The rabbits were divided into three groups of twelve animals each, that were fed for 56 days with one of three diets: Commercial feed (Cfe), commercial feed supplemented with water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica) (Cfw) and feed composed only of water spinach...

Author(s): Janvier Mêlégnonfan Kindossi, Folachodé Akogou, Ogouyôm Herbert Iko Afé, Abdoul Yazid B. Tchani, Fataou Djibrila and Franck Hongbété