Animal Research International

Animal Research International®

ISSN: 1597-3115

Global Impact Factor: 0.897

100% Open Access 


Animal Research International is an on-line Journal inaugurated in University of Nigeria to meet the growing need for an indigenous and authoritative organ for the dissemination of the results of scientific research into the fauna of Africa and the world at large. Concise contributions on investigations on faunistics, zoogeography, wildlife management, genetics, animal breeding, entomology, parasitology, pest control, ecology, malacology, phytonematology, physiology, histopathology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, microbiology, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, aquaculture, hydrobiology, fisheries biology, nutrition, immunology, pathology, anatomy, morphometrics, biometrics and any other research involving the use of animals are invited for publication. While the main objective is to provide a forum for papers describing the results of original research, review articles are also welcomed.  Articles submitted to the journal is peer reviewed to ensure a high standard.  


Professor Joseph E. Eyo  

Professor Fabian C. Okafor   

Editorial Advisory Committee   

Prof. A. O. Anya 

Prof. N. M. Inyang

Prof. E. I. Braide 

Prof. B. O. Mgbenka 

Prof. G. T. Ndifon

Prof. Bato Okolo  

Prof. P. O. Ubachukwu 

Prof. I B Igbinosa  

Prof. N. Umechue 

Prof. A. A. Olatunde 

Prof. B. E. B. Nwoke 

Prof. O. A. Fabenro 

Prof. F. J. Udeh 

Prof. R. P. king  

Prof. A. A. Adebisi 

Prof. E. Obiekezie  

Prof. W. S. Richards  

Prof. J. A. Adegoke 

Prof. W. A. Muse 

Prof. D. N. Onah  

Prof. O. U. Njoku   


Animal Research International is associated and indexed in EBSCO USA, African Journal Online (AJOL), Thompson Routers, Zoological Record, CABI, Google Scholar, Global Impact Factor Canada, Research Bible, Contemporary Research Index, OPEN J-

GATE, Academic Papers Database, Scientific Publications Index, Digital Journals Database, Scientific Resources Database, Current Index to Scholarly Journals, Recent Science Index, Elite Scientific Journals Archive, Scholarly Journals Index, Directory of Academic Resources 

Vol 13, No 3 (2016): ARI Volume 13 Number 3

Table of Contents


Muinat Moninuola BELLO, Olusegun Ayodele OYELESE
Idorenyin Meme SAM, Grald Nwachi AKPA, Cyprian ALPHONSUS, Bartholomew Ifeanyi NWAGU, Isaac ADEYINKA
Adedayo Olatubosun ODUOLA, Abiodun OBEMBE, Olukayode James ADELAJA, Adeolu Taiwo ANDE
Osasenaga Macdonald IGHODARO, Oluseyi Adeboye AKINLOYE, Regina Ngozi UGBAJA, Samuel Olatunbosun OMOTAINSE