Journal of Veterinary Science & Medical Diagnosis ISSN: 2325-9590

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Research Article, J Vet Sci Med Diagn Vol: 5 Issue: 2

Rejections due to Bacterial Infections in an Ovine Abattoir

Vilallonga D and Valcárcel F*
Parasitology Group, Animal Health Research Center (INIA-CISA), 28130-Valdeolmos, Madrid, Spain
Corresponding author : Félix Valcárcel
Parasitology Group, Animal Health Research Center (INIA-CISA), 28130-Valdeolmos, Madrid, Spain
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E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
Received: November 07, 2015 Accepted: March 03, 2016 Published: March 10, 2016
Citation: Vilallonga D, Valcárcel F (2016) Rejections due to Bacterial Infections in an Ovine Abattoir. J Vet Sci Med Diagn 5:2. doi:10.4172/2325-9590.1000191

Abstract

Rejections due to Bacterial Infections in an Ovine Abattoir

Over the course of a year, organs rejected during meat inspection were sampled from an ovine abattoir that slaughtered both sheep and lambs. The aim of this study was to determine which bacterial diseases go unnoticed throughout a sheep’s useful, and to demonstrate how basic laboratory equipment can be used to develop bacteriologic protocols that detect common bacterial species, ultimately helping the abattoir management system prevent disease from reaching the human food chain. Rejections from meat inspection were processed in a veterinary laboratory to determine the final diagnosis and the etiology of such rejections. The ovine pathologies found were few in number and very dependent on the age of the animal. The bacterial disease that was most prominent for its high prevalence was enzootic pneumonia, followed by liver and lung abscesses, caseous lymphadenitis, and other lung processes like purulent lymphadenitis and pneumonitis. Season was found to be an important variable, particularly in cases of enzootic pneumonia and caseous lymphadenitis. However, mycoplasma infections needed more specific and complex techniques in order to be detected.

Keywords: Slaughter; Bacterial infections; Ovines; Public Health

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