Prof. Oliver O. Emenalom

Prof. Oliver O. Emenalom


B.Agric. Tech., MSc., PhD
Phone Number: 08033320942


Prof. O. O. Emenalom hails from Umuonyeukwu Autonomous Community in Ikeduru, Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria. He obtained his B. Agric. Tech. (Animal Production) degree in 1992, M.Sc. (Animal Nutrition) in 1997 and PhD (Animal Nutrition) in 2002 all from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He joined the services of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri as an Assistant Lecturer in 1998 and rose to the rank of a Professor in 2013. Primarily he is a Scientist by training and practice, and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Animal Nutrition and livestock Production Systems. He was a visiting Scholar at the Cross River University Technology (CRUTECH)-Nigeria in the year 2009-2010.

He was the Head, Department of Animal Science and Technology from July 2012 – June 2015. He is a Register Animal Scientist and a member of many professional bodies. He has attended many national and international conferences and workshops. He has successfully supervised well over forty B. Agric. Tech. Research Projects, four M.Sc. and three PhD Thesis,  respectively.

His most recent significant research work has been on processing and use of velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens) and Christmas bush (Alchornea cordifolia) seeds in monogastric diets. In this area of work, he has more than 25 peer-reviewed publications. He has well over 60 publications to his credit.

Prof. Emenalom is currently the Director, Peasant Sustainable Farm Initiative (PSFI) a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), a Board member, Crown Feeds and Livestock (CFL) Limited/ Crown Hatchery Enterprises (CHE), Issele-Uku, Delta State and a community leader.  He is happily married to Mrs. Kate Emenalom and the marriage is blessed with 4 children.

Academic Qualification

  • PhD., 2002, Animal NutritionFederal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), Nigeria                       
  • M.Sc., 1997, Animal Nutrition, Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), Nigeria        
  • B. Agric. Tech., 1992, Animal Production, Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), Nigeria
  • OND, 1988, General Agriculture, Federal College of Agriculture, Umudike, Umuahia, Nigeria.


  • Research Grant Awardee, International Foundation for Science (IFS) Sweden,- 1998.
  • Research Grant Awardee, International Foundation for Science (IFS) Sweden – 2001.

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP   –   1996 – Date
  • Member Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN)    –   1997 – Date
  • Member World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA)      –    1998 – Date
  • Member Agric. Society of Nigeria (ASN)   –    2002 – Date
  • Member All Africa Society for Animal Production (AASAP)   –  2005 – Date
  • Registered Animal Scientist (RAS)   –  2009 – Date

Course code and Courses Assigned:

  1. AST 201, Principles of Animal Production I
  2. AST 202, Principles of Animal Production II
  3. AST 302, Introduction to Animal Nutrition and Feeding
  4. AST 403, Animal Feed and Feeding II
  5. AST 506, Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology
  6. AST 508, Pasture Management and Utilization
  7. AST 711: Pasture Establishment and Management
  8. AST 814: Feedstuffs
  9. AST 825: Minerals in Animal Nutrition
  10. AST 822: Amino Acids and Protein Metabolism
  11. AST 624: Lipids in Animal Nutrition
  12. AST 905: Current issues in pasture management
  13. AST 908: Novel Feedstuff


  • Ag. Head, Department of Animal Science and Technology – (2012 – 2013)
  • Head, Department of Animal Science and Technology – (2013- 2015)
  • SAAT SIWES Coordinator   –  (2003 -2007)
  • Coordinator Postgraduate Programmes   –  (2007- 2010, 2015 – date)
  • Class Adviser (Undergraduates)   –  (2004-2007)
  • Visiting Lecturer Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH), Calabar  –  Dec.3rd 2009 –Dec.2010
  • Visiting Lecturer Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu, Alike, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.   –   Nov. 2019 – Oct. 2020


Research Interest

  • Nutritional and toxicological evaluation of Alternative feedstuffs and their effects on nutrient utilization and performance of poultry, pigs and rabbits.
  • Livestock systems, monogastric nutrition, characterization and detoxification of anti-nutritional toxic factors of significance in the improvement of feed.


  1. Udedibie, A. B. I. and O.O Emenalom.  1993. Preliminary observations on the use of maize/sorghum-based dried brewers grains fortified with palm oil for finishing broilers. Nig. J. Anim. Prod. 20:104 –110.
  2. Emenalom, O. O. and A. B. I. Udedibie. 1998. Effect of dietary raw, cooked and toasted Mucuna pruriens seeds (velvet bean) on the performance of finisher broilers. Nig. J. Anim. Prod. 25 (2): 115 –119.
  3. Esonu, B. O., A. B. I. Udedibie, V. I. Kubiri, J C. Azubuike, O. O. Emenalom and M. C. Uchegbu. 1999. Evaluation of the combination of different processing methods on the nutritive value of jack bean meal for broiler starters. Delta Agric. 6:200 –205.
  4. Esonu, B. O., P. J. Okparaji, G. A. Anyanwu and O.O. Emenalom. 2000. Evaluation of raw wild aerial yam bulbils (Dioscorea bulbifera) as an energy source for broiler chicks. Niger Agric. J. 31 pp 33 – 38.
  5. Esonu, B. O., O. O. Emenalom, A. B. I. Udedibie, U. Herbert; C.F Ekpor, I. C. Okoli and F. C. Iheukwumere. 2001. Performance and blood Chemistry of weaner pigs fed raw Mucuna bean (Velvet bean) meal. Trop. Anim. Prod. Invest. 4:49 – 54.
  6. Okoli, I. C; C. S. Ebere, O. O. Emenalom, M. C. Uchegbu and B. O. Esonu. 2001. Indigenous livestock production paradigms revisited: III. An Assessment of the proximate values of most preferred indigenous browses of South-eastern Nigeria. Trop. Anim. Prod. Invest. 4:99 –107.
  7. Udedibie A. B. I., O.O. Emenalom and H. O. Obikaonu (2001) Comparative evaluation of Nigerian and Brazilian Mucuna pruriens (Velvet bean) as feed ingredients in broiler diets. Int. J. Agric. Rural Dev. 2:9 –13.
  8. Esonu, B. O., F. C. Iheukwumere, O. O. Emenalom, M. C. Uchegbu and E. B. Etuk 2002. Performance, nutrient utilization and organ characteristics of broilers fed Microdesmis puberula leaf meal. Livestock Research for Rural Development 14 (6) 2002.
  9. Esonu, B. O., J. C. Azubuike, O. O. Emenalom; E. B. Etuk, I. C. Okoli; H. Ukwu and C. S. Nneji. 2004. Effect of enzyme supplementation on the performance of broiler finisher fed Microdermis puberala leaf meal. International Journal of Poultry Sciences 3 (2): 112 –114
  10. Emenalom, O. O., I. C. Okoli and A. B. I. Udedibie. 2004. Observations on the Pathophysiology of weaner pigs fed raw and preheated Nigerian Mucuna pruriens (velvet bean) seeds. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 3 (2): 112 –117.
  11. Emenalom, O. O., A. B. I. Udedibie., B. O.Esonu, E.B. Etuk and H. I. Emenike, 2004. Evaluation of unprocessed and cracked, soaked and cooked velvet beans (Mucuna pruriens) as feed ingredients for pigs. Livestock Research for Rural Development 16(5)2004.
  12. Etuk E. B, C.P. Opara, M.C. Uchegbu O.O. Emenalom and B.O. Esonu. 2005. Evaluation of raw and cooked pigeon pea seed meal as a feed ingredient for weaner pigs. Bull Anim. Hlth. Prod. Afr. 53, 125 – 129.
  13. Emenalom O. O. and A.B.I. Udedibie. 2005. Evaluation of different heat processing methods on the nutritive value of Mucuna pruriens (velvet bean) seed meals for broilers. International Journal of poultry science 4 (8): 543-548.
  14. Emenalom O. O., A.B.I Udedibie, B.O. Esonu, and E.B. Etuk. 2005. Evaluation of processed velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens) as a feed ingredient in starter diets for broiler chicks. The journal of poultry science 42: 301 –307.
  15. Emenalom O. O., V.C. Orji and N.C.Ogbonna. 2005. Effect of velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens) seeds cooked in maize cob-ash solution on the performance of broiler starter chicks. Livestock Research for rural development. 17(12) 2005.
  16. Esonu, B.O., O.O. Emenalom, A.B.I Udedibie, A. Anyanwu, U. Madu and A.O. Inyang. 2005. Evaluation of neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf meal on performance, carcass characteristics and egg quality of laying hens. Int. J. Agric. Rural Dev. 6:208 – 212.
  17. Okorondu, S.I., V.I. Ibekwe, O.O. Emenalom and L.E. Aririatu. 2006. Biochemical and Microbial qualities of raw, broiled and fermented Mucuna pruriens (velvet bean). Animal Production Research Advances 2(2): 108 – 112.
  18. Onwerenmadu, E. U., I.C. Okoli, O.O.Emenalom, M.N. Opara, and E.T. Eshett (2006). Soil quality evaluation in rangeland soils in relation to heavy metals pollution.  Estud. Boil.28 (63): 37 – 50.
  19. Esonu, B. O., U.D. Ogbonna, G.A. Anyanwu, O.O. Emenalom, E.B. Etuk and A.B.I. Udedibie. (2006). Evaluation of performance, organ characteristics and economic analysis of broiler finishers fed dried rumen digesta. Int. J. Poultry   Sci. 5(12):1116 – 1118.
  20. Esonu, B. O., A.B.I. Udedibie, O.OEmenalom, C.C. Madumere and O.A.Uchegbu. 2008. Evaluation of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) leaf meal as feed ingredient In broiler diets. Nig. J. Anim. Prod. 35(1): 32 -39.
  21. Emenalom, O. O., A.B.I. Udedibie, B.O. Esonu and N.J. Okeudo. 2008. Effect of cracked-soaked and cooked velvet beans (Mucuna pruriens) on the performance and organ characteristics of finisher broilers. Niger Agric. J. 39(20: 131 – 136.
  22. Emenalom, O. O, A.B.I. Udedibie, N.J. Okeudo and B.O. Esonu. 2008. Evaluation of processed velvet beans (Mucuna pruriens) meals in the diet of laying hens. Bull. Anim. Hlth. Prod. Afr. 56, 335-343.
  23. Emenalom, O.O., B.O. Esonu, E.B. Etuk .and C. Anaba. 2009. Effect of Mucuna pruriens (Velvet bean) leaf meal on the performance and blood composition of finisher broiler chickens. Nig. J. Anim. Prod. 36(1)52-60.
  24. Emenalom, O.O., A.B.I. Udedibie, N.U. Okehie and B.I. Onwuka. 2009. Preliminary evaluation of raw Alchornea cordifolia seeds as feed ingredients for broilers. Livestock Research for Rural Development. 21(8) 2009.
  25. Esonu, B.O., O.O. Emenalom, J.C. Azubuike, S.F. Abara, E. Okata, E.B.Etuk,     M.C. Uchegbu, N. N.O. Oguoma and C.N. Ayo-Enwerem. 2009. Evaluation of performance, egg quality and economic analysis of laying hens fed dried rumen digesta Intl Journal of Agric. and Rural Dev. Vol. (12)
  26. Emenalom, O.O., J.C. Nwakaobi, M.C. Chima and C.Maryann. 2009. Growth,    organ weight and blood composition of broilers fed diets with velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens).  Intl. Journal of   Agric. and Rural Dev. Vol. (12) 10- 15.
  27. Ogbuewu, I.P., M.C. Uchegbu, O.O. Emenalom, I.C. Okoli and M.U.Iloeje.2010.Overview of the chemistry of Soy Isoflavones, potential threats and potential therapeutic benefits. EJEAFChe, 9(4)682 – 695.
  28. Emenalom, O.O., E.B. Etuk, B.O. Esonu and L.C. Nwaiwu.2010. Phytochemical and nutritional evaluation of raw and fermented Alchornea cordifolia seed meals on the performance of broiler chicks. Nig. J. Anim.Prod. 38(1)79-85.
  29. Esonu, B. O., J. C. Azubuike,  A.B.I. Udedibie, O.O. Emenalom, T. C. Iwuji and   V.U. Odoemelam.2011. Evaluation of the nutritive value of a mixture of fermented bovine blood and rumen digesta for broiler finisher. Journal of Natural Sci. Research.vol. 1, No 4. 1-8.
  30. Emenalom, O. O, A. B. Obiora, U. N. Okehie. 2011. Anti-nutrient factors, performance and serum biochemistry of broiler chicks fed raw and fermented Alchornea cordifolia seeds.  An online journal of animal and feed research. Volume 2, issue 1:17-22.
  31. Ogbuewu, I. P., V.U. Odoemelam, H.O. Obikaonu, M.N. Opara, OO. Emenalom, M. C.Uchegbu, I. C. Okoli, B. O. Esonu, M. U. Iloeje. 2011. The growing importance of neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) in Agriculture, industry, medicine and environment: A review: Research journal of medical plant Vol. 5 issues 3 pp 230-245
  32. Ogbuewu, I. P, V. U. Odoemelam, A. A. Omede, C. S. Durunna, O. O. Emenalom, M. C. Uchegbu, I. C. Okoli, M. U. Iloeje. 2012. Livestock waste and its impact on the environment. Scientific Journal of Review. 1(2) 17-32.
  33. Etuk, E. B., A.C. Udegbunam, N. O. Aladi, OOEmenalom, and BO. Esonu. (2012). Effects of partial replacement of maize with 2:1:1 combination of plantain peels, yam peel and palm kernel cake in broiler starter diet. Revista cientifica UDO Agricola 12(3):649 – 652.
  34. Etuk, E. B, B. Anopueme, I. F. Etuk, J. S Ekpo, O. O. Emenalom and B. O. Esonu. 2013. Effect of different combination levels of palm kernel cake, yam peel and plantain peel meals and partial replacement for maize in broiler starter diets. Nigerian Journal of Animal production. Vol. 40(1) 73-78
  35. Esiegwu, A. C., O.OEmenalom, GEEnyenihi, I. C. Okoli and A.B.I Udedibie, 2013. The performance and egg quality characteristics of layers fed diets containing graded levels of Garcinia kola seed meal. Nigerian Journal of Animal production. Vol. 40(2) 39 – 44.
  36. Esiegwu, A. C., GEEnyenihi, O.OEmenalom, I. C. Okoli and A.B.I Udedibie, 2013.Organ reaction of laying hens to dietary intake of Garcinia kola seed meal. Intl. J. Agric. Rural Devt, 16: 1580-1587.
  37. Esiegwu, A. C., GEEnyenihi, O.O.Emenalom, I. C. Okoli and A.B.I Udedibie, 2013.Effects of graded levels of Garcinia kola haematological and serum biochemical profile of rabbits. Agro-Science (in press).
  38. Esonu, B. O., P. E. Anumini, A.B.I. Udedibie, O. O. Emenalom, E.B. Etuk, V. Odoemelam and K. C. Okorie. 2013. Evaluation of two-stage cooked Canavalia plagiosperma seed meal as a feed ingredient in layer diets. Nig. J. Anim. Sci., 15:95-103.
  39. Esiegwu, A. C., G. E. Enyenihi, H. O. Obikaonu, O. O. Emenalom, I. C. Okoli, V. M. O. Okoro and A. B. I. Udedibie. 2013. Effect of dietary intake of Garcinia kola seed meal (GKSM) on the internal organs of juvenile rabbits. Int’l J. Agri. and Biosci, 2(5): 302 – 305.
  40. Esonu, B.O., E. Ozeudu, O.O.Emenalom, C.Nnaji,  I.K. Onyeikegbulem and K.C. Okorie 2014. Nutritive value of sandbox (Hura crepitans) seed meal for broiler finisher chickens. Nigerian Poultry Science Journal vol.11: 99 – 104.
  41. Ozeudu, E., B. O. Esonu and O. O. Emenalom, 2015. Performance of starting broiler chicks on sandbox (Hura crepitans) seed meal. Nig. J. Anim. Prod. 42(1): 79-84.
  42. Kubkomawa, I.H., O.O.Emenalomand I.C. Okoli. 2015. Body condition score, rectal temperature, respiratory, pulse and heart rates of tropical indigenous Zebu cattle: A Review. International  Journal of Agriculture Innovations and Research. Volume 4, Issue 3, ISSN (Online) 2319 – 1473.
  43. Kubkomawa, I.H., M.A. Tizhe, O.O.Emenalomand I.C. Okoli. 2015. Handling, reference value and usefulness of blood biochemical of indigenous pastoral cattle in tropical Africa: A Review. Dynamic Journal of Animal Science and Technology, Vol.1 (2), ISSN (Online) pp.18 – 27.
  44. Ahiwe, E. U., Emenalom, O. O., Etuk, E. B., Okehie, N. U., Iwuji, C. T. and Odoemelam, V. U. 2015. Chemical composition and nutritional value of boiled Christmas bush fruit (Alchornea cordifolia) meal fed to starter broiler chickens. Nigerian J. of Anim. Prod. 42(2):80-87.
  45. Ogbuewu, I. P., Emenalom, O. O. and Okoli, I. C. 2015. Alternative feedstuffs and their effects on blood chemistry and haematology of rabbits and chickens: a review. Comp. Clin. Pathol. 24(6).
  46. Emenike, H.I., A.B.I.  Udedibie and O.O.Emenalom.2016. Effects of differently processed jack bean (Canavalia ensiformis) meal on the performance of grower pigs. British Journal of Applied Science & Technology, 13(6): 1-8, ISSN: 2231-0843, NLM ID: 101664541.
  47. Etuk, E.B., C.A. Anosike, A.V. Ifeduba, I.F.Etuk, J.S.Ekpo, O.O. Emenalom and E.U.Ahiwe. 2016. Combinations of palm kernel cake, yam peels and plantain peels as an alternative energy source in finisher broiler diets. Nigerian Journal of Animal Science, vol. 18(2) 390 – 400.
  48. Esonu, B.O., Obionwu, D.O., Emenalom, O.O., Eze, B. and Adebanjo, A.S. 2017. Comparative evaluation of raw and cooked Turmeric Rhizome (Curcuma longa) on Performance of Finisher Broiler Chickens. FUTO J. Series 3(2): 1 – 8.
  49. Uwaeziozi, U. C and Emenalom O.O. 2018. Effect of sodium hydrogen carbonate (NaHCO3) on heat stress reduction of broiler chicken fed high energy diet. International Journal of Bio. Sciences and Technology, Volume 11, Issue 4, Page(s): 36 – 45.