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Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 269-274
DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2008.269.274
 
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A Study on Pathological and Microbiological Conditions in Goats in Slaughterhouses in Jordan

Khaled M. Al-Qudah, Ahmad M. Al-Majali and Mohammad M. Obaidat

Abstract:
During the period between January 2003 and May 2006, 1432 carcasses of slaughtered goats were examined for the presence of any pathological condition and their incidence. The most prevalent problems were gastrointestinal parasitism (45%), caseous lymphadenitis (19%), Oestrus ovis (8.1%), liver abscesses (19%), hydatid cysts (11%), mange due to Sarcoptes sp. and Psoroptes sp. (28.5%) and accumulation of plastic foreign bodies in the rumen (14.8%). Bacterial pneumonia were detected in (6.6%) while verminous pneumonia in 4.7% of slaughtered goats. This study suggested that internal parasitism is the most prevalent pathological condition seen in goat slaughterhouses in Jordan despite the rigorous parasite control practiced by farmers. Both caseous lymphadenitis and liver abscesses are of major important conditions.
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How to cite this article:

Khaled M. Al-Qudah, Ahmad M. Al-Majali and Mohammad M. Obaidat, 2008. A Study on Pathological and Microbiological Conditions in Goats in Slaughterhouses in Jordan. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 3: 269-274.

DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2008.269.274

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajava.2008.269.274

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