Professor, Animal Science and Technology Department

Prof. Edeheudim B. Etuk

Prof. Edeheudim B. Etuk


ND, B. Agric. Tech., MSc., PhD (Animal Nutrition)


Prof. Etuk is a Registered Animal Scientist (RAS) and a 1997 First Class Honours, Bachelors of Agricultural Technology (Animal Production) graduate of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. He also holds the MSc and PhD degrees in Animal Nutrition. He is an Alumnus of the Australia Awards Africa Fellowship at the University of New England, Armidale, Australia and United Nations University Institute for Natural Resource in Africa (UNU/INRA) hosted at the University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon where he trained on Computer Applications for Analysis and Management of Natural Resources.  

Prof. Etuk began his carrier as a Technical Assistant at Gracib Investment Ltd, a multi livestock specie production and processing business based in his native Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. He later joined the Akwa Ibom Agricultural Development Programme (AKADEP) as Agricultural Officer in the Extension sub-programme. He took up an appointment in the Department of Animal Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri as Assistant Lecturer in 2001 and rose by dint of hard work and God’s grace to the rank of Professor of Animal Science in 2016 specialising in Animal Nutrition with a research interest in emerging animal feed resources, feeding and production system. He has published and made presentations extensively in the area of alternative feed resources, poultry feeding and management. He served as Head, Department of Animal Science and Technology after a two-year stint as Associate Dean, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology; He also served at different times as University Alumni Officer and Associate Dean, Student Affairs; He was also the Deputy Director, Centre for Agricultural Research and Extension all at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.

Prof. Etuk was elected into the National Executive Council of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP) as Assistant Secretary from 2014 to 2016 and as Secretary during the 41st Annual conference of NSAP at Abeokuta, Nigeria in March 2016. He is a member of several other professional and academic societies. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Sustainable Development Network Initiative (SDNI), a Non-Governmental Organisation dedicated to the economic and social development of the youths, women and other vulnerable members of the community. He lives in Owerri with his wife Uyai Nneka Etuk, also an Animal Scientist and together they have two boys, Toroabasi and Keneabasi and one girl, Imaabasi.

Courses Assigned to Teach
Research Interest

Academic Qualification

  • Registered Animal Scientists (RAS), 2007
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)  Animal Nutrition, 2008
  • Master of Science (MSc.) Animal Nutrition, 2001
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Technology (B. Agric. Tech.) Animal Production,  1997
  • National Diploma (ND) Animal Production, 1991
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE), 1987


  • Meritorious Service Award, Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP), 2017
  • Commendation letter as Outstanding Alumnus of Australia Awards- Africa Fellowship, 2015
  • Australia Awards- Africa Fellowship, 2014
  • Roll of Honour, Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP), 2008
  • Doctoral Degree Study Fellowship Federal University of Technology, Owerri., 2002
  • Dean’s Award, Best Graduating Student, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, 1997
  • Dr Nath Eshett  ‘ Eme Iloeje’ Award, Best Graduating Student, Department of Animal Production, 1997.
  • University Scholar Scheme Awards, 1993 – 1994
  • Environmental Protection Prize ( First position), 1994
  • Polycal Kaduna Alumni Chapter Award (Best Graduating Student, School of Agriculture), 1991


  • Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP), Secretary/Member
  • Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN), Member
  • World Poultry Science Association (WPSA), Member
  • Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN), Member












Undergraduate Courses (Bachelor of Agricultural Technology)

AST 201

Principles of Animal Production I

AST 202

Principles of Animal Production II
AGR 204

Agricultural Biochemistry (Introduction to Biochemistry)

AST 302 Introduction to Animal Nutrition and Feeding
AST 403 Animal Feeds and Feeding
AGR 501 Farm Practice VI
AST 502 Swine Production
AST 504 Cattle and Equine Production
AST 505 Poultry and Hatchery Technology
AST 513 Biotechnology in Animal Production
  Postgraduate (Postgraduate Diploma )
*AST 702 Feedstuff and Animal Feeding Systems
*AST 707 Animal Nutrition
*AST 717 Mini Livestock Production
*AST 720 Biotechnology Concepts in Animal Production
Postgraduate (Master of Science)
AST 802 Advanced Non-Ruminant Nutrition
*AST 815 Imaging Technology in Agriculture
AST 825 Minerals in Animal Nutrition
*AST 822 Amino Acid and Protein Metabolism
AST 826 Vitamins in Animal Nutrition
AST 831 Biotechnology in Animal Production
AST 835 Livestock Production Systems
Postgraduate (Doctor of Philosophy)
AST 902 Recent Advances in Animal Biotechnology
AST 907 Recent Advances in Feed Resources Management
AST 909 Current Issues in Animal Nutrition


Year/Duration Organisation Rank/Designation and Responsibilities
2016 till date Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria Professor of Animal Science (Teaching and Research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, thesis supervision up to PhD level, community development activities including postgraduate external examinations. Head, Department of Animal Science and Technology and currently, Deputy Director, Centre for Agricultural Research and Extension.
2013 – 2016 Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria Reader (Teaching and Research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, thesis supervision up to PhD level, community development activities. Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Ag. Head, Department of Animal Science and Technology.
2010 – 2013 Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria Senior Lecturer (Teaching, Research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, thesis supervision, community development activities including informal training. Associate Dean, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, University Alumni Relations Officer and Coordinator of the postgraduate programme in the Department among others.
2007 –  2010 Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria Lecturer I (Teaching, Research and Community Development, project supervision at the undergraduate level. Coordinator, School Farm and Editor, Conference Book of Proceedings among others
2004 –  2007 Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria Lecturer II: Teaching, Research and Community Development activities, undergraduate project supervision as undergraduate Academic Adviser and Departmental Examination Officer).
2001 –  2004 Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria Assistant Lecturer (Teaching and Research at the undergraduate level including undergraduate Academic Adviser).
2000 –  2001 Akwa Ibom Agricultural Development    Programme (AKADEP) Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria Agricultural Officer II (Extension Agent: Involved in the dissemination of improved agricultural practices and input to farmers, agricultural and poverty alleviation intervention projects/programmes)
 1999 Fazih Institute of Continuing Education, Plot 227, Akwakuma, P.O.Box 4075, Owerri, Nigeria Agricultural Science Teacher (Teaching at Secondary School level)
1998 – 1999 Government Resettlement Secondary School, Ukya, Toto Local Government Area, Nassarawa State, Nigeria Agricultural Science Teacher (National Youth Service Corp)
1997 -1998 Gracib Investment Ltd.  104B Umuahia Road, Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria Technical Assistant (Planning and scheduling of production activities in a multi specie livestock production and processing outfit including feed manufacturing).
1991 – 1992 Government Livestock Farm, Anantigha, Calabar, Nigeria Trainee Supervisor (Management and supervision in a government-owned pig farm).

Research Interest

Animal Nutrition and Livestock Production Systems/Emerging animal feed resources, feeding and production systems.


2010 till date


Authors/Article Title Journal Title/Publisher



Ekpo, J. S., Okeudo, N. J., Uchegbu, M. C.and Etuk, E. B.  Effect of dietary pumpkin stem waste on haematological indices, meat and serum lipid profiles of rabbits. European Scientific Journal 15(6): 10 – 20.


2. Ekpo, J. S., Okeudo, N. J.and Etuk, E. B. Influence of sex and dietary bitter leaf meal on performance and haematological indices of rabbits AKSU Journal of Agriculture and Food Science 1(1): 141 – 150.
3. Obasi, I. U., Obasi, E. N., Ezeokeke, C. T. and Etuk, E. B. Physico-chemical composition of feed grade cassava peel meal fermented with different levels of baker’s yeast. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production 45(3): 144 -154.
4. Aladi, N. O., Chukwukaelo, A. A., Okeudo, N. J., Ogbuewu, I. P., Ugwu, C. C., Etuk, E. B. and Okoli, I. C. Blood chemistry, haematology and ileal bacterial counts of broilers fed a fermented mixture of cassava root meal and palm kernel cake.

Comparative Clinical Pathology.  Volume 26, Issue 6, pp 1273–1278 November 2017.

5. Obionwu, D. C., Esonu, B. O., Etuk, E. B., Adebanjo, A. S. and Eze, B. O. Evaluation of graded levels of raw and cooked turmeric rhizome (Curcuma longa) on the performance of starter broiler chicks. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production 44(3):202 -209.
6. Etuk, E. B., Anosike, C. A., Ifeduba, A.V., Etuk, I. F., Ekpo, J. S., Emenalom, O. O. and Ahiwe, E. U. Combinations of palm kernel cake, yam peels and plantain peels as an alternative energy source in finisher broiler diets. Nigerian Journal of Animal Science, 18 (2) : 390 -400
7. Etuk, E.B., Ugwu, C.C., Okeudo,.N .J., Esonu, B. O., Udedibie, A.B. I.  Haematology and Serum Chemistry of Local Grower Turkeys Fed Diets Containing Samsorg17 and ICSV400 Varieties of Sorghum. J. World’s Poult. Res. 5(1): 01-09.
8. I.H. Kubkomawa, L.J. Krumah, E.B. Etuk and I.C. Okoli. Current pastoral cattle production situation in West Africa: A review Dynamic J. Anim. Sci. Tech.1(1): 1-17
9. Etuk, E. B.  Value addition in animal production: Issues and perspectives Animal Trends Magazine, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Pp. 17 – 20.
10. Ahiwe, E. U., Emenalom, O. O., Etuk, E. B., Okehie, N. U., Iwuji, T. C.and Odoemelam, V. U. Chemical composition and nutritional value of boiled Christmas bush fruit (Alchornea cordifoloia) meal fed to starter broiler chickens Nigerian Journal of Animal Production 42(2): 80 – 87.
11. I. H. Kubkomawa, H. U. Olawuye,  L. J. Krumah,  E. B. Etuk,  I. C. Okoli. Nutrient requirements and feed resource availability for pastoral cattle in tropical Africa: A review

 Journal of Agricultural and Crop Research Vol. 3(7), pp. 100-116.



12. Okere, P. C., Etuk, E. B., Obikaonu, H. O., Okoro, V. M. O and Udedibie, A. B. I. Evaluation of sun-dried cassava fufu meal as a source of dietary energy for finisher broilers Intl. J. Agric. and Rural Dev. 17 (1) :1635 -1640
13. Etuk, I. F., Ogbuewu, I. P., Okoli, I. C., Etuk, E. B., Iwuji, T. C., Obikaonu, H. O., Opara, M. N. and Odoemelam, V. U. Quality of different water sources used in poultry and piggery farms in Southeastern Nigeria. Intl. J. Agric. Rural and Dev. 17(2)1847 -1852.

Etuk, E. B., Ugwu, C. C., Inyama, E. and Ugorji,C.

Blood   Chemistry, haematology, carcass characteristics and organ weight of finisher broilers fed Breadfruit (Treculia africana) hull (BFH) in their diet.


Comparative Clinical Pathology September 2014, Volume 23, Issue 5, pp 1153–1158. ·  DOI ·

First Online 12 June 2013(·  Print ISSN 1618-5641

15. Etuk, E. B., Anopueme, B., Etuk, I. F., Ekpo, J. S., Emenalom, O.O. and Esonu, B. O.  Effect of different combination levels of palm kernel cake, yam peel and plantain peel meals as a partial replacement for maize in broiler starter diet. Nig. J. Anim. Prod. 40(1): 73 – 78.

Odoemelam, V.U.,  Nwaogu, K.O., Ukachukwu, S.N., Etuk, E.B., Etuk, I.F., Aladi, N.O. and Ogbuewu, I.P.

Growth response, carcass quality and organoleptic assessment of broiler chickens fed Ocimum gratissimum l. supplemented diets.

Intl. J. Agric. Rur. Dev. 16 (2): 1521 – 1528.

Esonu, B. O., Anumni, P. E., Udedibie, A. B. I., Emenalom, O.O.,Etuk, E. B., Odoemelam, V., and Okorie, K. C.

Evaluation of two-stage cooked Canavalia pliagiosperma (Piper)seed meal as a feed ingredient in layer diets.

Nig. J. Anim. Sci. 15: 95 – 103.
18. Esonu, B. O., Azubuike, J. C., Udedibie, A. B. I., Iwuji, T. C., Etuk, E. B. and Anyanwu, G. A.  Evaluation of fermented bovine blood and rumen digesta meal for laying birds. Niger. Agric. J. 44(1&2): 56 – 63.

Etuk, E. B., Opara, M. N., Okeudo, N. J., Esonu, B. O. and Udedibie, A. B. I. Haematological and serum biochemical parameters of local turkey

poults fed diets containing two varieties of sorghum.

J. World’s Poultry Res. 2(4): 81 – 89.
20. Etuk, I. F., Ojewola, G. S., Abasiekong, S. F., Amaefule, K.U. and Etuk, E. B. Egg quality of Muscovy ducks reared under different management systems in the humid tropics. Revista científica UDO Agrícola 12(1): 226 – 229.
21. Etuk, E. B., Ifeduba, A. V., Okata, U. E., Chiaka, I., Okoli, I. C., Okeudo, N. J., Esonu, B. O. and Udedibie, A. B. I. Nutrient composition and feeding value of sorghum for livestock and poultry: a review. J. Anim. Sci. Adv. 2(6): 510 – 524

Etuk, E. B., Udegbunam, A. C., Aladi, N. O., Emenalom, O. O. and Esonu, B. O. Effects of partial replacement of maize with 2:1:1combination of

plantain peels, yam peels and palm kernel cake in broiler starter diet.

Revista científica UDO Agrícola 12(3):649 – 652.
23. Etuk, E. B., Okeudo, N. J., Esonu, B. O. and Udedibie, A. B.I. Antinutritional factors in sorghum: chemistry, mode of action and effects on livestock and poultry. Online J. Anim. Feed Res. 2(2): 112 – 119.
24. Ogbuewu, I. P., Iwuji, T. C., Kadurumba, O. E., Omede, A. A., Unamba-Opara, I. C., Aladi, N. O., Etuk, I. F. and Etuk, E. B.  Manipulation and reconstruction of atoms and molecules: a new technology tool kit in animal agriculture. Adv. Agric. Sci. Engr. and Res. 2(4): 131 – 138
25. Etuk, E. B. Sustainable Food Production: Key to Security and Economic Prosperity in Akwa Ibom State. The New Vision Magazine – Special Commemorative Edition. Pp. 8 – 9.
26. Etuk, I. F., Ojewola, G. S., Akomas, S.,  Ogbuewu, I. P. and Etuk, E. B. Egg production potentials of Muscovy ducks (Cairina moschata) raised under three management systems in the humid tropics. Nig. J. Anim. Sci. 13:80 – 85.
27. Obikaonu, H. O., Okoli, I. C., Opara, M. N., Okoro,V. M.O., Ogbuewu, I. P., Etuk, E. B and Udedibie, A. B. I. Haematological and serum biochemical indices of starter broilers fed neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf meal. Online J. Anim. Feed Res. 1(4): 150 – 154.
28. Etuk, E. B., Orih, Amarachi G., Ohaji, Juliet N. and Odoemelam, V. U.  Evaluation of soybean hulls in grower turkey diets. Intl. J. Agric. Rur. Dev. 13(2): 220 -223.
29. Emenalom, O. O, Etuk, E. B., Esonu, B. O. and Nwaiwu, L. C. 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.

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