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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Comparative effectiveness of extract and powder of Spondias mombin leaves on milk production of Djallonke ewes and weight growth of theirs lambs in southern Benin


Volume 28, Issue 1, December 2019, Pages 234–240

 Comparative effectiveness of extract and powder of Spondias mombin leaves on milk production of Djallonke ewes and weight growth of theirs lambs in southern Benin

C. G. Akouedegni1, P.V Houndonougbo2, A.D. Adenile3, O.G. Allowanou4, and M. S. Hounzangbé-Adoté5

1 Laboratory of Ethnopharmacology and Animal Health, Animal Production Department, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Abomey, 01 BP 526, Cotonou, Benin
2 Laboratoire de Recherches Avicoles et de Zoo Economie 03 BP 2819 Cotonou, Benin
3 Laboratory of Ethnopharmacology and Animal Health, Animal Production Department, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Abomey, 01 BP 526, Cotonou, Benin
4 Laboratory of Ethnopharmacology and Animal Health, Animal Production Department, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Abomey, 01 BP 526, Cotonou, Benin
5 Laboratory of Ethnopharmacology and Animal Health, Animal Production Department, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Abomey, 01 BP 526, Cotonou, Benin

Original language: English

Received 16 October 2019

Copyright © 2019 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


This study was conducted in Republic of Benin to compare the effectiveness of two forms (powder and extract leaves) of Spondias mombin on the milk production of the Djallonke ewes as well as weight gains of theirs lambs. The experimental part involved 18 lactating ewes divided into three homogeneous groups of 6 animals each that received orally and separately powder and extract of leaves of Spondias mombin. The results of experimental study showed that powder of leaves of S. Mombin improved significantly the milk production of ewes (707.94 ± 24.34 VS 650.30 ± 26.37 and 647.18 ± 50.77) and weight gain of lambs (ADG: 112.67 g/day VS 90.67g/day and 89.47g/day). The extract of leaves of S. Mombin had less effect on milk production or on the growth of lambs compared to the powder group, but had more effect compared to the control group. Treatments based on S. Mombin had no effect on the variation of body weight of ewes during lactation (p>0.05). Also, the leaves of Spondias mombin had no significant effect on ph, dry matter content, ash content, protein and milk fat (p > 0.05). The powder of S. Mombin can be a best source of plant drug to increase the milk production on african livestock for malnutrition reduction.

Author Keywords: Djallonké sheep, galactogenic plants, Spondias mombin, ethnoveterinary, Republic of Benin.


How to Cite this Article


C. G. Akouedegni, P.V Houndonougbo, A.D. Adenile, O.G. Allowanou, and M. S. Hounzangbé-Adoté, “Comparative effectiveness of extract and powder of Spondias mombin leaves on milk production of Djallonke ewes and weight growth of theirs lambs in southern Benin,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 234–240, December 2019.