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Determinations in Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology

The Effect of Rhizophora racemosa (Red Mangrove) Leaves and Root-Bark on Testosterone and Oestrogen Levels in Blood Serum of Broilers

Submission: January 20, 2020;Published: August 04, 2020


An experiment was conducted in the Teaching and Research Farm of the RSUST. Port Harcourt to evaluate the effect of Rhizophora racemosa (Red Mangrove) on testosterone and oestrogen levels in blood serum. Using a 2x3 factoral arrangement in a completely randomized design experiment. The birds were randomly allocated into seven treatment groups. A, B1, B2, B3, C1, C2, and C3 of 15 birds per group. All groups were replicated thrice with five birds. Pulverized R. racemosa leaf and root-bark was administered to the birds faded levels of 70, 80 and 90 grams for both leaf and root-bark. The highest levels of inclusions (90gm) were used. The experiment lasted eleven weeks. Results obtained showed that R. racemosa significantly (P<0.05) increases testosterone and Oestrogen level in broilers.

  • Keywords: Blood; Broiler; Oestrogen; Rhizophora racemosa; Testosterone
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