Foetal Wastage in Camel (Camelus dromedarius) Slaughtered at Katsina Central Abattoir, Katsina State Nigeria

Authors(1) :-Bello Sabo

Foetal wastage through slaughter of pregnant camels was evaluated for a period of six months (from July-December, 2017) at Katsina abattoir. A total of 738 camels were slaughtered within the study period out of which 456 (62%) were females. 64 (14%) of the number were pregnant. It was observed that, of the 64 Foetuses, 15 (23%) were in the first trimester, 30(47%) were in second trimester and 19 (30%) were in third trimester. Estimated financial losses annually through slaughter of pregnant camels at Katsina central abattoir was ?16,640,000. It was concluded that relevant government agencies should ensure enforcement of policies relating sales of pregnant camels for slaughter. Adequate ante-mortem inspection be carried out, enlightment campaigns on farmers and butchers on the financial implication of slaughtering pregnant camels.

Authors and Affiliations

Bello Sabo
Department of Animal Health and Production Technology, Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina Nigeria

Foetal Wastage, Camel, Abattoir.

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Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 11 | November-December 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-12-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 140-143
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET21841112
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Bello Sabo, " Foetal Wastage in Camel (Camelus dromedarius) Slaughtered at Katsina Central Abattoir, Katsina State Nigeria, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 11, pp.140-143, November-December-2018. Available at doi :
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