Dr. Okechukwu Okorie EKWE
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Dr. Okechukwu Okorie EKWE

Senior Lecturer
Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Nigeria

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Area of Interest:

Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Feed Technology
Ethno Veterinary
Animal Husbandry

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Ekwe, O.O., O.C. Onwudike and C.C. Nwali, 2022. Effect of Andropogon gayanus and Centrosema pubescens leaf meals as feed ingredients on growth performance, carcass characteristics and cost-benefit of growing rabbits. Pak. J. Nutr., 21: 1-11.
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  2. Ekwe, O.O., C.N. Mgbabu, C.C. Nwali and S.R. Nwonu, 2020. Effect of supplementing maize with yam peel meal on the growth performance, carcass characteristics, and cost benefit of rabbit production. Adan J. Agric., 1: 131-138.
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  3. Ekwe, O.O., C.C. Nwali, S.R. Nwonu, C.N. Mgbabu and I.U. Ude, 2020. The effect of graded levels of bovine blood meal on growth performance, haematology and cost benefit of broiler chickens. Adan J. Agric., 1: 160-172.
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  4. Okpala, L.C. and O.O. Ekwe, 2013. Nutritional quality of cookies produced from mixtures of fermented pigeon pea, germinated sorghum and cocoyam flours. Eur. J. Food Res. Rev., 3: 38-49.
  5. Uchewa, E.N., P.E. Nwakpu and O.O. Ekwe, 2012. The haematology and gut microflora of broiler chicks fed graded levels of ginger (Zingiba officiniale) as a replacement for antibiotic growth promoter. Afr. J. Agric. Res. Dev., 5: 74-78.
  6. Nweze, B.O., O.O. Ekwe, S.O. Alaku and S.I. Omeje, 2012. Productivity of two indigenous Nigerian cattle breeds and their crossbred under range grazing management. World J. Life Sci. Med. Res., 2: 4-7.
  7. Nweze, B.O. and O.O. Ekwe, 2012. Growth performance, gut and haemo-microbial study of finishing broilers fed African sweet basil (Ocimum gratissimum) leaf extract. Ozean J. Applied Sci., 5: 185-191.
  8. Nweze, B.O. and O.O. Ekwe, 2012. Effect of stall-fed management on growth performance of pure and crossbred Muturu cattle. World J. Eng. Pure Applied Sci., 2: 7-12.
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  9. Ekwe, O.O., J.N. Nwakpa and B.O. Nweze, 2012. Biochemical effects of nitrite on methemoglobin and plasma nitrite concentration in three tropical freshwater fishes. Ozean J. Applied Sci., 5: 25-31.
  10. Nweze, B.O., A.E. Nwankwegu and O.O. Ekwe, 2011. The performance of the broilers chickens on African porridge fruit (Tetrapleura tetraptera) pod under different feeding regimes. Asian J. Poult. Sci., 5: 144-149.
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  11. Ekwe, O.O., B.O. Nweze and E.N. Uchewa, 2011. Effects of sun-dried cassava peels supplementation on the performance of weaner pigs. Asian J. Applied Sci., 4: 794-800.
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  12. Uchewa, E.N., C.A. Amaechina and O.O. Ekwe, 2010. Effect of enzyme supplementation on the utilization of rice husk by growing pigs. J. Sci. Technol., 16: 7-13.
  13. Ekwe, O.O., I.I. Osakwe and S.A. Iyaka, 2009. Performance of weaner rabbits fed a mixture of Andropogon gayanus and Calopogonium mucunoides with three agro by products. J. Sci. Eng. Technol., 16: 9109-9114.
  14. Ekwe, O.O., E.E. Oti and S.A. Iyaka, 2009. Toxicity of cypermethrin pyrethroid to three species of the African freshwater catfish. World J. Biotechnol., 10: 1608-1614.
  15. Udeh, I., O.O. Ekwe and E. Aeron, 2007. Performance of weaner rabbits fed guinea grass (Panicum maximum), Centro (Centrosema pubescens) and Sida spp.(Sida acuta) supplemented with poultry growers mash. Anim. Res. Int., 4: 750-752.
  16. Osakwe, I.I. and O.O. Ekwe, 2007. Variation in relative palatability of different forages fed to rabbits. Anim. Res. Int., 4: 608-610.
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  17. Ugwu, L.L.C., H.O. Nwamba and O.O. Ekwe, 2006. Effect of grow-apart sydrome on length-weight relationship and survival rate of Clarias gariepinus (BRUCELL, 1822) fry. J. Applied Sci., 9: 559-578.
  18. Ekwe, O.O., S.O. Alaku, I.I. Osakwe and B.O. Nweze, 2006. A preliminary study on fulani pastoralists families in Abakaliki and environs. J. Inform. Commun. Comput. Technol., 2: 139-143.
  19. Nweze, B.O. and O.O. Ekwe, 2001. Effect of grazing and bush burning on the stablishment of five pasture species in humid tropical environment. J. Trop. Anim. Sci., 2: 39-45.
  20. Nwamba, H.O., L.L.C. Ugwu and O.O. Ekwe, 2001. Determination of some chemical parameters of fertilized productive pond. Women J. Sci. Oko, 2: 65-76.