Prof. Edeheudim B. Etuk

Prof. Edeheudim B. Etuk


B. Agric. Tech., MSc., PhD


Prof. Etuk is a Registered Animal Scientist. He obtained a First-Class Honours Degree in Animal Production, MSc., and PhD (Animal Nutrition) from Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO). He was an Agricultural Officer with the Akwa Ibom Agricultural Development Project before he joined FUTO as Assistant Lecturer in 2001. He rose to the rank of Professor in October 2016 and has held several academic and administrative positions. He is a 2014 Australian Awards -Fellowship recipient hosted by University of New England, Armidale, Australia, and has taught courses and supervised over 55 undergraduate and 16 postgraduate theses at FUTO and Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. His research focus is the development of on development of non-conventional animal feed ingredients, water/feed additives and optimal feeding regimes for monogastric animals. He has over 115 publications including peer revied journal articles, book chapters and conference/workshop proceedings in the areas of poultry production, feeding and food security. He is on the executive committee of the Nigeria Society for Animal Production and a member of several other national and international professional and academic societies. Prof. Etuk lives in Owerri with his wife, Uyai Nneka and two sons and a daughter, Toroabasi, Keneabasi and Imaabasi.

Academic Qualification

  • National Diploma (Animal Production)
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Technology (Animal Production)
  • Master of Science (Animal Nutrition)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Animal Nutrition)


  • Outstanding Alumni (2014 Australia Awards-Africa Fellowship)
  • Dean’s Award (Best Graduating Student, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology)
  • Nath Eshiet’s ‘Eme Iloeje’ Award (Best Graduating Student, Department of Animal Production).
  • Polycal Kaduna Alumni Chapter Award (Best Graduating Student, School of Agriculture)



Courses Assigned to Teach



  • Professor of Animal Science, Federal University of Technology, Owerri (2016 till date).
  • Professor of Animal Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria (2020 -2021)
  • Agricultural Extension Officer, Akwa Ibom Agricultural Development Programme (2000 – 2001)
  • Operations Planner, Gracib Investment Ltd (Multi specie-livestock farm) (1997-1998)
  • National Secretary, Nigerian Society for Animal Production
  • Australia Awards-Africa Fellowship (Livestock Production Systems)

Research Interest

Development of non-conventional animal feed ingredients, phytogenic additives, and efficient feeding regimes for monogastric animals.


(Selected publications from 2015)

  1. Ahiwe, E. U., Obikaonu, H. O., Kadurumba, O. E., Iwuji, T. C., Emenalom, O. O. and Etuk, E. B. (2021). Climate change and youth unemployment challenges in Nigeria: The poultry production option Nigerian Journal of Animal Production 48(4): 107 – 120
  2. Etuk, E. B., Imolikhe, C. P. and Ahiwe, E. U. (2021). Proximate composition and antinutritional constituents of different forms of raw, soaked or cooked African locust bean (Parkia biglobosa). International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development. 23(2): 5274-5281
  3. Ifeduba, A. V., Achonwa, C. P., Ukwu, C. P., Ogbuewu, I. P., Etuk, E. B. and Okoli, I.C. (2020).
  4. Commercial intensive poultry production in tropical environments with particular reference to Nigerian Poultry Industry. World Rural Observations 202;12(3):67 -84 (Print) Online: doi:10.7537/marsweo120320.06
  5. Etuk, B. and Ukomadu, E. S. (2019). Starter broiler brand preference by small scale poultry farmers versus performance of broiler chickens fed the preferred feed brands in Owerri Zone, Imo State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production 46 (4): 185 193
  6. Ekpo, J. S., Okeudo, N. J., Uchegbu, M. C.and Etuk, E. B. (2019). Effect of dietary pumpkin stem waste on haematological indices, meat and serum lipid profiles of rabbits. European Scientific Journal 15(6) : 10 – 20.
  7. Obasi, I. U., Obasi, E. N., Ezeokeke, C. T. and Etuk, E. B. (2018). 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
  8. Aladi, N. O., Chukwukaelo, A. A., Okeudo, N. J., Ogbuewu, I. P., Ugwu, C. C., Etuk, E. B. and Okoli, I. C. (2017). Blood chemistry, haematology and ileal bacterial counts of broilers fed fermented mixture of cassava root meal and palm kernel cake. Comparative Clinical Pathology.  26(6):1273–1278
  9. Etuk, E. B., Anosike, C. A., Ifeduba, A.V., Etuk, I. F., Ekpo, J. S., Emenalom, O. O. and Ahiwe, E. U. (2016) Combinations of palm kernel cake, yam peels and plantain peels as alternative energy source in finisher broiler diets. Nigerian Journal of Animal Science, 18 (2) : 390 -400
  10. Etuk, E.B., Ugwu, C.C., Okeudo, N.J., Esonu, B. O., Udedibie, A.B. I. (2015). Haematology and Serum Chemistry of Local Grower Turkeys Fed Diets Containing Samsorg17 and ICSV400 Varieties of Sorghum. Journal of World’s Poultry Research. 5(1): 01-09.
  11. Ahiwe, E. U., Emenalom, O. O., Etuk, E. B., Okehie, N. U., Iwuji, T. C.and Odoemelam, V. U. (2015). 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.
  12. Kubkomawa, I. H., Olawuye, H. U., Krumah, L. J., Etuk E. B. and Okoli, I. C. (2015). Nutrient requirements and feed resource availability for pastoral cattle in the tropical Africa: A review. Journal of Agricultural and Crop Research 3(7): 100-116.

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