Prevalence of tuberculosis-like lesions in goats slaughtered at Bauchi central abattoir, Bauchi State

  • S Danbirni
  • HU Abubakar
  • L Allam
  • SB Pewan
  • IJ Barde
  • AKB Sackey
Keywords: Abattoir, Bauchi State, Goat, Prevalence, Slaughtered Goats, Tuberculosis

Abstract

Slaughter houses provide excellent avenues for detecting diseases of both economic and public health  importance in livestock. A study of 12,429 slaughtered goats at the Bauchi central abattoir was carried out  (from February to May, 2015) in order to determine the prevalence of tuberculosis-like lesions in  slaughtered goats. The lesions were counted, visually examined and palpated during post mortem meat  inspection. Of the 12,429 goats slaughtered and examined, tuberculosis-like lesions were observed in four  (4) slaughtered goats with a prevalence of 0.03%. It was concluded that although the prevalence was  relatively low, the financial losses and public health implications of the finding should not be over looked.

Keywords: Abattoir, Bauchi State, Goat, Prevalence, Slaughtered Goats, Tuberculosis

Published
2016-05-09
Section
Articles

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