Economic loss from liver condemnation due to Fasciolosis in slaughtered ruminants in Maiduguri abattoir, Borno State, Nigeria

  • James Wabba Liba
  • Naphtali Nayamanda Atsanda
  • Markus Isa Francis
Keywords: Abattoir, Economic loss, Fasciolosis, Maiduguri, Ruminants

Abstract

Objective: The study was conducted to evaluate economic loss from liver condemnation due to Fasciolosis in slaughtered ruminants in Maiduguri abattoir, Borno State, Nigeria.

Materials and methods: Three hundred (300) livers each of cattle, sheep and goats slaughtered were randomly selected and examined for the presence of Fasciola flukes. The infected livers were weighed and economic value in Nigerian Naira (?) and US Dollar (US$) were assessed.

Results: An overall economic loss of ?602,400.00 (1,882.50 US$) per annum was incurred during the period under study from a total of 753 kg of liver condemned. Total of 428 kg and 325 kg of liver were condemned during dry and rainy seasons respectively, resulting in higher economic loss of (?342,400.00; 1,070 US$) in dry season and (?260,000.00; 812.50 US$) during rainy season. More liver were condemned in the adult cattle (372 kg) than in adult sheep (117 kg) and goats (108 kg) during the period of this study.

Conclusion: Ruminant fasciolosis is endemic in Maiduguri, and high economic loss for the farmers and butchers are reported in this study. Strengthening and developing better control methods of fasciolosis in ruminants in Borno State is suggested.

http://doi.org/10.5455/javar.2017.d192        

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Author Biographies

James Wabba Liba

Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, P.M.B 1069, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.

Naphtali Nayamanda Atsanda
Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, P.M.B 1069, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.
Markus Isa Francis

Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, PO Box 1166, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria.

Published
2017-05-08
How to Cite
Liba, J. W., Atsanda, N. N., & Francis, M. I. (2017). Economic loss from liver condemnation due to Fasciolosis in slaughtered ruminants in Maiduguri abattoir, Borno State, Nigeria. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 4(1), 65-70. Retrieved from https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/JAVAR/article/view/32471
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