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Effect Of Clomiphene Citrate On Hematology And Serum Biochemistry Of Nigerian Indigenous Chicken

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Urom, Scholastica Mgbo Otu Chukwu, Ukpabi, H., Alum, Eucharia Akanele, Oko, E.C.



Nigerian indigenous chicken, Cocks, Clomiphene citrate, Hematology, Serum biochemistry



The effect of different doses of clomiphene citrate on haematology and serum biochemistry of Nigerian indigenous chicken were evaluated at the poultry Unit, Department of Animal Science and Fisheries, Abia State University, Umuahia, using 48 sexually matured (26 weeks old) local cocks, each group was divided into 4 treatment groups of 4 matured chickens, in a completely randomized design with 3 replications. Four levels of Clomiphene citrate treatments represented as T1 (0mg), T2 (10.00mg) T3 (20.00mg) and T4 (30.00mg) were administered to the birds. Haematology and Serum biochemical indices of the treated birds were determined at the end of the study. The result showed that there were significant differences (P<0.05) among the treatment groups in haematology and serum biochemical parameters except for the following parameters: hemoglobin red blood cell, mean corpuscular volume of the birds. It was concluded that the administration of Clomiphene citrate (Clomid®) led to changes in heamatology and serum biochemistry in Nigerian indigenous chicken which showed that clomiphene citrate can be considered safe for chicken. 10mg and 20mg levels of clomiphene citrate can bring about improved hematological indices of Nigeria indigenous chicken



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