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International Journal of Dairy Science
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 100-103
DOI: 10.3923/ijds.2007.100.103
 
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Abattoir Survey of Kidney Condemnation in Food Animals in Shiraz, South of Iran (1999-2004)
Maryam Ansari-Lari

Abstract:
Renal disease is not uncommon in food animals and information resulting from abattoir data is a good source for evaluation and monitoring of renal disease in livestock. In this regard daily condemnation records in an abattoir in Shiraz, Fars province, south of Iran during 20 March 1999 to 19 March 2004 was used to determine the condemnation rate of kidneys in cattle, sheep and goats in the region. A total of 844,309 animals (cattle 131,716; sheep 577,090; goats 135,233) were slaughtered and overall 5.4, 1.1 and 2.3% of kidneys were condemned in cattle, sheep and goats respectively. Nephritis was responsible for 66, 25 and 16% of total condemnation in these species respectively. There was significant downward trend for total kidney condemnation and nephritis specific condemnation in cattle and sheep during the study period. In goats, rejection due to nephritis was decreased but total rejection did not decline significantly. Implementation of intensive livestock rearing systems and replacement of many traditional small-holder farms with industrial ones in recent decades all over the country including Fars province may be an important factor in the overall improvement of health and welfare of livestock in the region. This study could provide preliminary data for monitoring kidney disease and a useful baseline for future comparison.
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Maryam Ansari-Lari , 2007. Abattoir Survey of Kidney Condemnation in Food Animals in Shiraz, South of Iran (1999-2004). International Journal of Dairy Science, 2: 100-103.

DOI: 10.3923/ijds.2007.100.103

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijds.2007.100.103

 
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