Abioja, M. O: Research

Between 1999 and 2005, research activities were focused on goat production. Undergraduate project looked into the testing the anti-helminthic properties of pawpaw seed in village goats while Masters’ research was carried out on physiological and haematological effects of water restriction in West African Dwarf and Red Sokoto goats. From 2005 till date, the focus has however being on management of deleterious effects of heat stress in poultry species. Heat shock protein expression in chickens and how it affects the birds physiologically is the main focus now.

Completed Research Projects

I. The use of pawpaw seed as antihelmintics in goats

I. Effects of water restriction in WAD and RS goats during hot-dry season

II. Effects of temperature and humidity on egg fertility and hatchability of broiler-breeder and layer-breeder flocks in different zones of Nigeria

IV. Amelioration of heat stress effects in broiler chickens offered chilled water and vitamin C

V. Responses of broiler chickens offered honey in drinking water during hot-dry season

VI. Heat shock protein (hsp70) concentration and its mRNA expression in Nigerian Local Chickens (NLC) and commercial broilers

Research Projects in Progress

I. Effect of early water restriction on subsequent thermal tolerance in broilers

I. Effect of wet feeding on thermal tolerance in broilers

II. Effect of exogenous T3, T4, ACTH and CORT injection early in life on subsequent thermal tolerance in broilers

Research Projects completed but not yet published

I. Heat shock protein (hsp70) concentration and its mRNA expression in Nigerian Local Chickens (NLC) and commercial broilers

II. Effect of early feed restriction on subsequent thermal tolerance in broilers

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