The Star of Africa has extended natural plant medicine to animal husbandry boosting their breeding potentials. The trials done using rabbits increased the number of kittens reproduced drastically.
Rabbits were bought from the Ministry of Agriculture, Ghana, and divided into two groups. One group was administered with the plant extract whilst the other group was not administered with the plant extract to serve as a control.
After this the rabbits were allowed to cross (mate). It was observed that the group of rabbits that were administered with the natural plant extracts gave birth to 15 kittens each whilst those that were not administered with the natural plant extracts gave birth to 4 kittens each. This activity was carried out on many occasions.
The health conditions of the doe (female rabbit) that gave birth to 15 kittens were the same as those that gave birth to 4 kittens showing that the natural plant extracts used do not have any effect on the health conditions of the rabbits but only increase their reproductive potentials.
The size, weight and health conditions of the 15 kittens were also the same as that of the 4 kittens showing that the natural plant extract does not have any effect on the kittens reproduced either. The meat quality of the doe that gave birth to the 15 kittens was the same as the meat quality of the doe that gave birth to the 4 kittens.
All series of scientific observations, tests and analysis confirm that the natural plant extract that were administered to the rabbits do not have any effect on the health, size, weight etc on the doe or the kitten reproduced. The natural plant extract only increased the reproductive potential of the rabbit.
From 4 to 15, that is 375% increment in number of kittens reproduced.
The plant extracts used in these trials were extracts from leaves, stems and roots of plants, seeds and fruits. Some of the plants used are vegetables example onion. With regards to the numerical boost in animal breeding, the department has extended the research to larger animals like sheep, goats, cattle as well as other animals. This would help produce enough meat to feed the nation and drastically cut down the importation of these foods into the country.