Danbirni et al. April 2016


Sokoto Journal of Veterinary Sciences, Volume 14 (Number 1). April, 2016


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


S Danbirni1*, HU Abubakar1, L Allam2, SB Pewan3, IJ Barde3&AKB Sackey1


  1. Department of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

  2. Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

  3. National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Plateau State, Nigeria




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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




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