Sokoine University of Agriculture

Study on indigestible foreign bodies in goats slaughtered at Morogoro Municipal slaughterhouse, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Makungu, M.
dc.contributor.author Nonga, H. E.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-19T14:51:52Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-19T14:51:52Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06-15
dc.identifier.issn 2223-0343
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/2563
dc.description RESEARCH OPINIONS IN ANIMAL & VETERINARY SCIENCES 6(x): xxx. en_US
dc.description.abstract This cross sectional study was conducted in October and November 2017 to investigate the occurrence of indigestible foreign bodies in goats slaughtered at Morogoro Municipal slaughterhouse, Tanzania. During ante-mortem examination of goats, the breed, sex, age, origin and the general body conditions were recorded. After slaughter and evisceration, the set of stomachs of 119 goats examined for the presence of indigestible foreign bodies. The results indicated that most of the slaughter goats were local breed (90.8%), female (66.4%), had age >2 years (63.0%), had originated from Dakawa (42.9%) and their general body condition was moderate (65.5%). Out of 119 goats, 22 (18.5%) had different kinds of indigestible foreign bodies in their rumen or rumen and reticulum. A significantly (P<0.05) high proportion of animals with poor body condition (40.0%) had indigestible foreign bodies compared to those with good body condition (9.7%). The observed indigestible foreign bodies were plastic bags (77.3%), maize corns (13.6%), clothing material (4.5%), hairballs (9.1%), stones (4.5%) and fruit seeds (9.1%). Further, a greater proportion (72.7%) of indigestible foreign bodies, were encountered in the rumen. This study found that the ingestion of indigestible foreign bodies is common in goats slaughtered at the Morogoro Municipal slaughterhouse as a result of widespread use with improper disposal of plastic bags. This may cause significant losses in the livestock production. Therefore, it is recommended that plastic bags should be properly disposed of and appropriate policies for solid waste management should be implemented. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship None en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher RESEARCH OPINIONS IN ANIMAL & VETERINARY SCIENCES en_US
dc.subject Foreign bodies en_US
dc.subject Goat en_US
dc.subject Slaughterhouse en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.title Study on indigestible foreign bodies in goats slaughtered at Morogoro Municipal slaughterhouse, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325426319_Studies_on_Indigestible_Foreign_Bodies_in_Goats_Slaughtered_at_Morogoro_Municipal_Slaughterhouse_Tanzania en_US


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