Asian Journal of Advances in Agricultural Research http://journalajaar.com/index.php/AJAAR <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Advances in Agricultural Research (ISSN: 2456-8864)</strong> aims to publish high quality papers (<a href="/index.php/AJAAR/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in the field of agricultural science. This journal facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct, scientifically motivated. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> en-US contact@journalajaar.com (Asian Journal of Advances in Agricultural Research) contact@journalajaar.com (Asian Journal of Advances in Agricultural Research) Tue, 17 Sep 2019 12:02:21 +0000 OJS 3.1.1.4 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Anthelmintic Potency of Neem (Azadirachta indica) Leaf Meal on West African Dwarf (WAD) Sheep http://journalajaar.com/index.php/AJAAR/article/view/30047 <p>A 90-day study was conducted to determine the response of semi intensively managed West African dwarf sheep to concentrate supplement containing varying levels of neem leaf meal (NLM). Twenty (20) West African Dwarf sheep aged 5 to 6 months with an average weight of 10kg were used in a Completely Randomized Design with animals grouped into four treatments of five replicates each balanced for weight. The animals were allowed to graze on natural pastures predominantly made up of <em>Panicum maximum</em> in the morning with a daily supplementation of 100g concentrate diet containing varying levels of neem leaf meal at 0, 5, 10 and 15%. Blood samples were taken from the animals before the commencement of the experiment and at the end of the experiment. At the start of the experiment, faecal samples were collected from each animal to determine the faecal egg count and this was repeated once in three weeks for the 90 day experimental period. There was significant (P &lt; 0.05) difference in the haematology indices studied with no definate pattern. The inclusion of NLM in the diets of West African Dwarf sheep significantly (P &lt; 0.05) reduced the faecal egg counts across the treatments with a percentage reduction range of 33.38 to 88.00% for sheep on 0% and 5% NLM, respectively. This study, however, concluded that neem leaf inclusion at 5% in West African dwarf sheep’s diet had effects on the overall performance of the animals with a potential improvement in drastic reduction in faecal egg counts.</p> F. T. Adelusi, O. Eniola, S. A. Adedokun, A. B. Alarape ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://journalajaar.com/index.php/AJAAR/article/view/30047 Tue, 17 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0000