Time-series analysis of ruminant foetal wastage at a slaughterhouse in North Central Nigeria between 2001 and 2012

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dc.contributor.author Alhaji, Nma B.
dc.contributor.author Odetokun, Ismail A.
dc.contributor.author Shittu, Aminu
dc.contributor.author Onyango, Joshua
dc.contributor.author Chafe, Umar M.
dc.contributor.author Abubakar, Muhammed S.
dc.contributor.author Muraina, Issa A.
dc.contributor.author Fasina, Folorunso Oludayo
dc.contributor.author Lee, Hu Suk
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-09T07:01:56Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-09T07:01:56Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.description.abstract In developing countries, foetal wastage from slaughtered ruminants and the associated economic losses appear to be substantial. However, only a limited number of studies have comprehensively evaluated these trends. In the current study, secondary (retrospective) and primary data were collected and evaluated to estimate the prevalence of foetal wastage from cattle, sheep and goats slaughtered at an abattoir in Minna, Nigeria, over a 12-year period (January 2001 – December 2012). Time-series modelling revealed substantial differences in the rate of foetal wastage amongst the slaughtered species, with more lambs having been wasted than calves or kids. Seasonal effects seem to influence rates of foetal wastage and certain months in the year appear to be associated with higher odds of foetal wastage. Improved management systems are suggested to reduce the risk of foetal losses. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.ojvr.org/index.php/ojvr en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Alhaji, N.B., Odetokun, I.A., Shittu, A., Onyango, J., Chafe, U.M., Abubakar, M.S. et al., 2015, ‘Time-series analysis of ruminant foetal wastage at a slaughterhouse in North Central Nigeria between 2001 and 2012’, Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 82 (1), Art.#1010, 13 pages.http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v82i1.1010. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0030-2465 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2219-0635 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/ojvr.v82i1.1010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/51736
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS OpenJournals en_ZA
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dc.rights © 2015. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Foetal wastage en_ZA
dc.subject North Central Nigeria en_ZA
dc.subject Slaughterhouse en_ZA
dc.title Time-series analysis of ruminant foetal wastage at a slaughterhouse in North Central Nigeria between 2001 and 2012 en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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