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Survey of Foetal Wastages: A Case Study of Makurdi Abattoir in Benue State from 1997 to 2002

Author(s): U. Abdulkadir | E.Z. Jiya | S.A. Kosu

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
ISSN 1680-5194

Volume: 7;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 450;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: Foetal wastage | protein | malnutrition

This study was conducted to evaluate the causes and effects of foetal wastage in the Nigeria livestock industry, following indiscriminate slaughter of pregnant cows in Makurdi Abattoir, Benue State. A total of 45, 742 were slaughtered in the abattoir, with a total of 1,508 (3.9%) fetuses recovered from 1997 to 2002. There was no significant difference (P>0.05) between fetuses and years.
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