Rufus Adebisi Oluwafemi

Rufus Adebisi Oluwafemi
University of Abuja · Department of Animal Science

Ph.D
Effects of alternative feed ingredients, herbal plant extracts and additives on performance characteristics and meat qua

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Introduction
Rufus Adebisi Oluwafemi who is an Associate Professor currently works at the Department of Animal Science, University of Abuja. Rufus does research in Animal Nutrition. Their current project is 'Effects of Unconventional feed stuff Inclusion in Monogastric Animal Diets'.
Additional affiliations
July 2013 - March 2022
University of Abuja
Position
  • Head of Department
Description
  • Teaching, Research, Community development and administrative activities
December 2011 - February 2013
Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa. Edo State. Nigeria
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
December 2011 - February 2013
Samuel Adegboyega University
Position
  • Senior Lecturer
Description
  • Teaching, Research, Community development, Pre-Degree and Diploma Coordinator

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Publications (24)
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An experiment was conducted to assess the influence of GGO on carcass features and sensory assessment of broiler chickens. 120 1-day-old (Arbo acre) birds were separated into five treatments, each with three replicates of 8 birds. Throughout the 8-week trial, clean feed and water were available at all times. NRC's basal diet was designed to suit av...
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The objective of the present study was to determine effect of dietary inclusion of (Zingiber officinale) and garlic (Allium sativum) oil mixture (GIGM) on the growth performance and caecal microbial population of broiler chickens. One hundred and fifty one-day-old broiler chicks (Ross 308) were randomly allocated into 5 treatments with three replic...
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The objective of the present study was to determine effect of dietary inclusion of (Zingiber officinale) and garlic (Allium sativum) oil mixture (GIGM) on the growth performance and caecal microbial population of broiler chickens. One hundred and fifty one-day-old broiler chicks (Ross 308) were randomly allocated into 5 treatments with three replic...
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The aim of this experiment was to evaluate the proximate, mineral, vitamin and amino acid composition of Prosopis africana seed oil (PASO). The proximate revealed the presence of moisture (5.62%), crude protein (30.71 %), crude fibre (6.47%), ash (5.08%) and energy (383.26 Kcal/g). Mineral analysis of PASO showed that it contains calcium, potassium...
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This study was carried out to determine the effect of dietary supplementation of melon (Citrallus lanatus) seed oil (WMO) on the growth performance and immune response of growing rabbits. Thirty-six (36), 5-6 weeks weaner rabbit of mixed breed and sex with an average weight of 435 g – 438 grams were randomly divided into four (4) treatments of nine...
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Sugarcane peels (SCP) is available in large quantities all year round especially in sugar industries where they are discarded as waste product. It contains high amount of carbohydrate and minerals which could be fed to animals especially when properly processed and supplemented with exogenous enzyme to aid the animal digest it. Fifty - four weaned...
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This study was carried to evaluate the “Effect of Garlic (Allium sativum) oil inclusion on nutrient digestibility and caeca microbial population of broiler chickens”. A total of 180 one- day-old (Arbo acre) broiler chicks of mixed sex purchased from a reputable hatchery was used in this study which lasted for eight (8) weeks. The birds were divided...
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This study was carried to evaluate the “Effect of Garlic (Allium sativum) oil inclusion on carcass quality, growth performance and cost implication of broiler chickens”. A total of 180 day–old-(Arboacre) broiler chicks purchased from a reputable hatchery was used in the study which lasted for eight (8) weeks. The birds were divided into four experi...
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The objective of the present study was to evaluate effects of dried water melon and sweet orange peel (dwmop) meal mixture on some haematological and serum indices of growing rabbits. A total of sixty rabbits 7-8 weeks old with an average weight of 630 – 645 g were randomly divided into five (5) dietary treatments with three (3) replicates and four...
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The objective of the present study was to determine the effect of dietary supplementation of neem oil (Azadirachtaindica) on the growth performance and nutrient digestibility of weaned rabbits. A total of 50 weaned male cross bred rabbits between 5-6 weeks with an average weight of 565.4g-566.8gwere divided into five dietary groups of ten (10) wean...
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The objective of the present study was to determine the effect of dietary supplementation of neem oil (Azadirachtaindica) on the growth performance and nutrient digestibility of weaned rabbits. A total of 50 weaned male cross bred rabbits between 5-6 weeks with an average weight of 565.4g-566.8gwere divided into five dietary groups of ten (10) wean...
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Plants are one of the numerous gifts of nature, they are loaded with several bioactive chemicals or phytochemicals as part of their normal metabolic activities. The beneficial effects of phytochemicals could be attributed to their antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal and antioxidant properties. The use of medicinal plants (herbs, spices and their e...
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Background: Rabbits are also herbivores which efficiently convert fodder to food. They are prolific and converter of plant proteins of little or no use to people as food into high-value animal protein. Rabbit meat is high in protein, low in calories and low in fat and cholesterol contents, being considered as a delicacy and a healthy food product....
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The effects of Palm kernel Cake with or without enzyme supplementation on the performance, haematology and serum chemistry of weaner pigs were compared in a study, which lasted for eighty four days. Thirty weaner pigs of the Large White x Duroc crossbreed with average initial live weight range of 10.5 to 14kg allotted into five groups were used. Fi...
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This study was carried out to evaluate the effect of enzyme supplemented Palm Kernel Cake (PKC) on the haematology of weaner pigs. Thirty large white x duroc crossbreed weaner pigs were randomly allocated to five dietary treatments such that each treatment had six pigs. The five treatments are 0%PKC without enzyme (Control), 40%PKC + Enzyme, 40%PKC...
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The effects of palm kernel cake-based diets with or without enzyme supplementation as replacement for maize on carcass characteristics and meat quality of weaner pigs were evaluated. Experimental animals were assigned to five dietary treatments in a completely randomized design. The first diet, which was the control, contained 0%PKC and without enz...
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Nasarawa State, and most especially Lafia Local Government Area of the state which is the study area, is an area with huge agricultural potentials. In order therefore to assess the impact of African animal trypanosomosis and its vectors, entomological, epidemiological and questionnaire surveys were carried out within the area covered by the Biologi...
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Livestock farmers/herdsmen were interviewed in the Biological control of tsetse fly project (BICOT) area in Lafia Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Nigeria, between June and August 2000. One hundred and eighty five (185) of the 200 structured questionnaires administered to collect information on the impact of tsetse and trypanosomosis were r...

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Feeding constitute over 70% of the cost of production in monogastric animal production. This is as a result of the high cost of conventional feed ingredients like maize, groundnut cake and soybean among others due to competition arising from the consumption of these ingredients by humans. Competition is also due to the utilization of most of these ingredients as industrial raw materials. Yet, there are alternative ingredients which does have competition and are abundantly available for animal feed formulation. Although some of these alternative feed materials contains high fibre and other anti-nutritional factors, research on the use of enzymes and other additives is an ongoing exercise towards address this constraints and make unconventional feed ingredients available for use in animal feeding. Some of the unconventional feed ingredients are palm kernel cake, rumen digesta, rice husk, brewers dried grain (local and industrial) and a number of others. These alternative ingredients are cheap and readily available.