Causes of condemnation of carcasses and organs in goats in Tanzania
Meat inspection records were analysed in order to determine the causes of condemnation in goats between 1990–93. A total of 181,170 goats were slaughtered during this period. The major causes of liver condemnation were Stilesia hepatica (35.40%o), abscesses (11.81%o), Cysticercus tenuicollis (10.69%o) and cloudy swelling (5.21%o). Minor causes were fascioliasis, calcified cysts, jaundice and hapatitis. Major causes of lung condemnation were pneumonia (21.75%o), congestion (14.70%o), abscesses (7.01%o) and anthracosis (1.71%o). Pimply gut and enteritis were respectively responsible for 3.16% and 0.24%o condemned intestines. Nephritis and abscesses were the only recorded causes of kidney and head condemnation respectively. Caseous lymphadenitis and extensive bruising were respectively responsible for 0.73%o and 0.31%o condemned carcasses. The financial losses due to organ and carcass condemnation were US$16980.
Daborn, C.J.; Harrison, L.J.S.; Kambarage, D.M.; Kusiluka, L.J.M.; Matthewman, R.W. Causes of Condemnation of Carcasses and Organs in Goats in Tanzania. Journal of Applied Animal Research (1995) 8 (2) 185-189. [DOI: 10.1080/09712119.1995.9706092]