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Scientific Journal of Zoology

Scientific Journal of Zoology

Frequency: Bimonthly (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov)
Journal Access:
Open Access
ISSN-online: 2322-293X
Journal scope: behaviour, biochemistry and physiology, developmental biology, ecology, genetics, morphology and ultrastructure, parasitology and pathology, and systematics and evolution.

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Intestinal Cestodes of Poultry Raillietina echinobothrida and Choanotaenia Infundibulum Infection in a Commercial Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) Farm in Apomu, Osun State, Nigeria
Raillietina echinobothrida and Choanotaenia infundibulum are important species of cosmopolitan cestodes of poultry occuring in the small intestine and transmitted by ants, houseflies and beetles. Ten moribund and fifteen carcases of japanese quail birds( Coturnix coturnix japonica) with heavy intestinal tapeworm infection were brough to the post mortem section of department of veterinary pathology, university of ibadan.The farmer reported that there was sporadic mortality (11.2%) as he has lost 112 birds of a total flock size of 1000 capacity within the space of two weeks as an average of 8 mortalities were recorded per day prior to the time of presentation.
Vol. 4 | No. 4 | 2015 Full Text







Effects of replacing maize with mango seed kernel meal on performance, carcass characteristics and economic of production of weaner rabbits
An experiment was conducted to examine the effect of replacing maize with mango seed kernel meal (MSKM) in the diets of Weaner rabbit on performance, carcass characteristics and economic of production. Twenty mongrel rabbits were randomly allocated to four diets in which mango seed kernel meal replaced maize at 0, 33.33, 66.67 and 100% level designed as diets 1, 2, 3 and 4 respectively. The daily feed intake (42.75-49.76), daily weight gain (8.75-9.72) and feed conversion ratio (4.64-5.19) obtained were not significantly (P<0.05) affected by the dietary levels of mango seed kernel meal. Carcass yield and weight of organs expressed as percentage of live weight did not significantly differ between the treatment means. The cost in naira per kilogram gain was highest on diet 1 (0%MSKM) and lowest on diet 4 (100% MSKM) having N338.84 and 245.58 respectively. Vol. 4 | No. 3 | 2015 Full Text

Studies on nestling growth patterns of three bird species in Southern India
This paper reports the growth of nestlings of Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis, Common Myna Acridotheres tristis and Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus in Nagapattinam District of Tamil Nadu, India. The body of newly hatched nestlings was naked, fleshed colored and eyes closed. The newly hatched nestlings of the Indian Roller were 16.33 g in weight and reached maximum of 284.0 g on day 24. The weight of newly hatched Common Myna nestlings was 4.2 g and attained a maxim weight of 116.3 g on day 24. The newly hatched nestlings of the Black Drongo were 5.64 g in weight and reached maximum weight of 43.50 g on day 15. A reduction in weight was noticed in all the three species in the last few days of nestling period. The other body parts attained maximum maturity from hatching to fledging. Vol. 4 | No. 2 | 2015 Full Text

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Parasites, haematology and morphological changes in tissues of a migratory Bubulcus Ibis
Cattle egret having been used in the control of flies and other insects on cattle also has been implicated in the transmission of different diseases including parasites. This migratory bird was studied to see the type of parasites it carries and its haematologic status as an indicator of health. The bird was found, caught and brought to the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology of the University for Routine Helminth Ova and Protozoan cyst screening using parasitological techniques. Also, tissues were harvested for histopathological examination. Haematologic and clinical chemistry analysis was carried out. Clinically, the bird showed emaciation, dissipation and inability to fly. No helminth ova or protozoan cysts were recovered from faecal examination, however, Heterakis gallinarum and Echinostoma species were recovered ... Vol. 4 | No. 5 | 2015 Full Text


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