Bioscience Discovery, Volume 10, Number 4, Page Number 222-226, Month & Year: Oct. - 2019

Assessment of hematological indices of Albino Rat (Rattus novergicus) fed with fish meal

Ibemenuga Keziah Nwamaka and Nwaka Chukwuka Raphael-Joseph

Department of Biological Sciences
Ciiukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli Anambra State, Nigeria

Article Info



Received: 05-07-2019,
Revised: 11-09-2019,
Accepted: 18-09-2019

The study was designed to evaluate the effect of fish meal on the lipid profile and haematological parameters of albino rats (Rattus novergicus). A total of 16 rats were used for this study. Two different treatments were applied; the control group, Group A -were fed with standard feed and treatment (test group) Group B were fed with fishmeal. The rats were randomly distributed into two treatment groups of 8 rats per group. The experiment lasted for a period of 8 weeks. Body weight gain and feed intake were recorded during the period of the experiment. At the end of every two weeks interval, the animals were starved for 12 hours and one is randomly selected from each group and sacrificed via cardiac puncture after dazing the animal. The result revealed that rats in the treatment Group A (control) fed with standard feed showed significant (p≤0.05) increase in cholesterol and glyceride values when compared to rats in the treatment Group B fed with fish meal. The haematological parameters measure remained within normal clinical ranges. The body weight and feed intake was significantly higher in the Group B treated with the fishmeal.

Growth, Haematology, Albino rats, Fishmeal, Lipid Profile


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Ibemenuga Keziah Nwamaka and Nwaka Chukwuka Raphael-Joseph, 2019. Assessment of hematological indices of Albino Rat (Rattus novergicus) fed with fish meal. Bioscience Discovery, 10(4):222-226.

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