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Retrospective Study on the Prevalence of Foreign Body in Goats? Rumen: Omdurman Province, Khartoum State, Sudan (1998-2002)

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Author(s): Hayder A.M. | Amel O Bakhiet | A.A. Mohammed

Journal: Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
ISSN 1680-5593

Volume: 5;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 449;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: Goats | rumen | foreign body | omdurman province

ABSTRACT
Goats in Khartoum State are frequently raised as small backyard flocks to provide milk for personal consumption. Rumen foreign body is a major threat to goats in Khartoum. Omdurman Province is one of Khartoum State Provinces. The percentage of the foreign body in goats? rumen was high in the year 1999 (47.8%) and then declined to 33.3 and 39.1% during years 2000 and 2002 respectively. and Foreign body surgical operations (rumenotomy) percentage reached up to 44.4% compared to other surgical operations performed in goats in Omdurman Province. The present study aimed to compare the prevalence of foreign body in goats? rumen in Omdurman Province and the seasonality evidence and to provide recommendations for prevention and control.
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