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EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF NATIONAL RESOURCES AS AN INSURMOUNTABLE PROBLEM IN NIGERIA

By Nworah Chinenye Jacinta

EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF NATIONAL RESOURCES AS AN INSURMOUNTABLE PROBLEM IN NIGERIA

Published: 05/06/2008

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THE NIGERIAN POLICE: AN EVALUATION OF ITS EFFICIENCY

By Nwokpoku Ogbonna Jonah

THE NIGERIAN POLICE: AN EVALUATION OF ITS EFFICIENCY

Published: 08/09/2007

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SOCIAL JUSTICES AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN NIGERIA: A CRITICAL EVALUATION

By Nwokolo Ifeoma Blessing

SOCIAL JUSTICES AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN NIGERIA: A CRITICAL EVALUATION

Published: 07/08/2008

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THE DILEMMA OF FUEL IMPORTATION IN OVER SIX GIANT GOVERNMENT REFINERIES IN THE COUNTRY

By Nwankwonta Nneka Joy

THE DILEMMA OF FUEL IMPORTATION IN OVER SIX GIANT GOVERNMENT REFINERIES IN THE COUNTRY

Published: 05/06/2008

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Problems in Examining the Position of Women Cross-Culturally

By Nwaneri, Carol, and Nwagwu, Helen O.

Problems in Examining the Position of Women Cross-Culturally

Published: 08/09/2002

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Stress: Causes, Management and Medical Implications

By Nwamarah, J. U., Ezekwesili, N. O., et al

Stress: Causes, Management and Medical Implications

Published: 04/03/2004

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EFFECT OF SELENIUM AND VITAMIN E ON THE REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE OF RABBIT DOES AND KITS

By Shaibu, Gabriel Ameh

This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of dietary supplementation of Vitamin E and Selenium on the reproductive performance of rabbit Does and Kits. Four groups of mixed breeds of rabbits (Newzealand white, Dutch black, and Chinchilla) 8-9 months old with an average body weight of 1.98±0.6kg were considered in the experiment. Each group was made up of 3does and a buck to serve them. All the bucks were fed the basal diet during the study alongside group 1 Does which served as the control. Does in groups 2, 3 and 4 Does were fed the basal diet supplemented with 40mg vitamin E (VE); 0.3mg Selenium (Se); and 40mg Vitamin E plus 0.3 Selenium (VE + Se) for 4 weeks respectively. From the study, there were no significant (P>0.05) differences in the reproductive performances of Does except for body weight of litter at birth which was significantly (P>0.05) increased by Se and significantly decreased by VE + Se supplementation; and weight at weaning which was increased in the Se group. Blood Haemoglobin, PCV, RBC, and LH did not differ (P>0.05) from the control. Se and VE groups increased blood Neutrophils. In the VE+ Se group, Eosinophil and FSH were significantly (P>0.05) increased, while lymphocyte was significantly (P>0.05) reduced. However, Eosinophil and Lymphocyte were significantly (P>0.05) decreased in the VE group. For the oxidative enzymes, the Se, SOD, and Glutathione peroxidase were not influenced by the treatments (P>0.05). The Se group had a significantly (P>0.05) increased MDA and Reduced glutathione values. Glutathione level was significantly lowered in the VE and Se group. For the VE + Se group, MDA was significantly increased while Catalase was significantly (P>0.05) reduced. Other oxidative enzymes were not however influenced (P>0.05) by the treatments. In conclusion, in addition to improvement in the FSH and oxidative enzymes status of Does, there was also better reproductive performance when Se is supplemented at 0.3mg/kg diet.This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of dietary supplementation of Vitamin E and Selenium on the reproductive performance of rabbit Does and Kits. Four groups of mixed breeds of rabbits (Newzealand white, Dutch black, and Chinchilla) 8-9 months old with an average body weight of 1.98±0.6kg were considered in the experiment. Each group was made up of 3does and a buck to serve them. All the bucks were fed the basal diet during the study alongside group 1 Does which served as the control. Does in groups 2, 3 and 4 Does were fed the basal diet supplemented with 40mg vitamin E (VE); 0.3mg Selenium (Se); and 40mg Vitamin E plus 0.3 Selenium (VE + Se) for 4 weeks respectively. From the study, there were no significant (P>0.05) differences in the reproductive performances of Does except for body weight of litter at birth which was significantly (P>0.05) increased by Se and significantly decreased by VE + Se supplementation; and weight at weaning which was increased in the Se group. Blood Haemoglobin, PCV, RBC, and LH did not differ (P>0.05) from the control. Se and VE groups increased blood Neutrophils. In the VE+ Se group, Eosinophil and FSH were significantly (P>0.05) increased, while lymphocyte was significantly (P>0.05) reduced. However, Eosinophil and Lymphocyte were significantly (P>0.05) decreased in the VE group. For the oxidative enzymes, the Se, SOD, and Glutathione peroxidase were not influenced by the treatments (P>0.05). The Se group had a significantly (P>0.05) increased MDA and Reduced glutathione values. Glutathione level was significantly lowered in the VE and Se group. For the VE + Se group, MDA was significantly increased while Catalase was significantly (P>0.05) reduced. Other oxidative enzymes were not however influenced (P>0.05) by the treatments. In conclusion, in addition to improvement in the FSH and oxidative enzymes status of Does, there was also better reproductive performance when Se is supplemented at 0.3mg/kg diet.

Published: 10/03/2018

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