Wahedi, J.A. & David, L.D.
The study was carried out to investigate the effect of Detarium microcarpum fruit pulp on haematological parameters of rats, in 28 days. The research was aimed to investigate the effect of D. microcarpum on some haematological parameters of rats and weekly weight gain by the rats. 24 healthy Albino rats were used for the experiment. Data collected was subjected to oneway analysis of variance and Least Significant Difference (LSD) was used to separate the mean differences at 5% probability level. The results obtained revealed that the fruit pulp of D. microcarpum has significant effects on the haematological parameter and weight gain by the rats. There was a significant increase in Red Blood cells (RBC) of the experimental rats in groups A and C (3.19±0.09 and 3.21±0.04 respectively). The White Blood Cells (WBC) of the rats also increased significantly, while the Packed Cells Volume (PCV) and Haemoglobin (Hb) concentrations showed no significant differences between the groups. It was also revealed that treatment C has more effect on the weekly body weight gain by the rats. Generally, it can be concluded that the D. microcarpum fruit pulp has effects on the haematological parameters, and the body weight gained by the rats.