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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 6, No. 3, 2003, pp. 149-150
Bioline Code: md03058
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2003, pp. 149-150

 en Short Communication - STUDIES ON THE EFFECTS OF Amaranthus spinosus check for this species in other resources LEAF EXTRACT ON THE HAEMATOLOGY OF GROWING PIGS
OLUFEMI B.E. ASSIAK I.E, AYOADE G.O. AND ONIGEMO M.A.

Abstract

Ethanol extract of Amaranthus spinosus check for this species in other resources leaf (EEAL) was administered orally to growing pigs to determine its effects on the haematological characteristics-packed cell volume (PCV) red blood cell (RBC) and white blood cell (WBC) counts, and haemoglobin (HB) concentration. Eighteen growing pigs were randomly allotted to two treatments with each treatment replicated thrice. Pigs in treatment 1 were administered with EEAL. Treatment 2 served as control receiving no treatment. Results showed that there were significant (P<0.05) reduction in the PCV, RBC and Hb of the pigs administered with EEAL seven days post treatment and their weight gains significantly (P<0.05) improved. Amaranthus spinosus , although an active vermifuge should be used in animals with adequate precaution to avoid any probable toxic effects.

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Amaranthus spinosus check for this species in other resources , leaf extract, pig haematology

 
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