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Table 4 Carcass characteristics and relative organ weights of New Zealand WHITEs and Chinchilla rabbits fed diets containing graded levels of fermented cocoa pod husk meal

From: Effect of biologically upgraded cocoa pod husk meal on growth, serum and antioxidant properties of two rabbit breeds

Parameters Carcass traits Relative organ weights
LWT (g) EWT (%) DWT (%) HSL (%) BILE (g/kg BW) HEART (g/kg BW) LUNG (g/kg BW) KIDNEY (g/kg BW) SPLEEN (g/kg BW) LIVER (g/kg BW)
Breed
 NZW 1444.29 73.21 46.43 22.06 0.54 2.83 4.98 6.39 0.55 31.86a
 CHL 1438.56 75.11 47.64 23.04 0.54 2.77 6.05 6.58 0.50 27.89b
 SEM 27.28 0.78 0.67 0.46 0.06 0.10 0.41 0.21 0.05 0.90
 p value 0.884 0.110 0.223 0.162 0.974 0.683 0.093 0.539 0.45 0.009
% FCPHM levels
 0.0 1462.30b 75.77a 48.57a 22.73 0.69 3.09a 5.25 6.17 0.53 29.09
 12.5 1576.58a 75.61a 49.18a 21.96 0.47 2.61b 5.57 6.53 0.50 29.04
 25.0 1285.38c 71.10b 43.37b 22.96 0.46 2.71ab 5.73 6.76 0.56 31.49
 SEM 33.41 0.96 0.82 0.57 0.08 0.13 0.51 0.26 0.06 1.10
 p value 0.0001 0.007 0.0001 0.447 0.085 0.048 0.789 0.302 0.77 0.238
Breed × FCPHM levels (%)
 NZW
  0.0 1355.07b 74.14 47.61 21.96 0.61 3.06 5.06 6.02 0.59 30.58
  12.5 1685.03a 75.05 49.05 21.47 0.41 2.63 4.16 6.33 0.48 31.29
  25.0 1292.77c 70.43 42.64 22.76 0.60 2.81 5.73 6.83 0.59 33.74
  CHL
  0.0 1569.53a 77.40 49.53 23.50 0.77 3.11 5.43 6.31 0.46 27.61
  12.5 1468.13b 76.16 49.30 22.45 0.53 2.60 6.98 6.73 0.52 26.80
  25.0 1278.00c 71.77 44.10 23.17 0.31 2.61 5.73 6.70 0.52 29.24
  SEM 47.25 1.35 1.16 0.80 0.11 0.18 0.71 0.37 0.08 1.55
  p value 0.002 0.693 0.760 0.780 0.113 0.774 0.144 0.759 0.543 0.854
  1. a,b,cMeans on the same columns having different superscripts are significantly different (p < 0.05)
  2. NZW New Zealand White, CHL Chinchilla, HSL head + skin + limbs, LWT live weight, EWT eviscerated weight, DWT dressed weight, BW body weight, FCPHM fermented cocoa pod husk meal, SEM standard error of means
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