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Revista de Ciências Agrárias

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IBIRONKE, Ademola Adeshupo  and  FASINA, Folorunso Oludayo. Socio-economic implications of bovine liver rejection in a major abattoir in south-western Nigeria. Rev. de Ciências Agrárias [online]. 2010, vol.33, n.2, pp.211-216. ISSN 0871-018X.

This study considered the common causes of liver rejection in an abattoir in Nigeria. It was estimated and compared mathematically the lead causes of rejection of bovine liver. Fascioliasis was the main cause of liver condemnation and its social and economic implications were studied. A total of Nigerian Naira 15,772,200 [US$134,000] was lost directly due to this disease condition in a three-year period and in a single abattoir.  Finally, advice was proffered to minimize the problems associated with liver rejection in Nigeria and to improve public health and animal welfare.

Keywords : Cattle; fascioliasis; liver rejection; Nigeria; socio-economics.

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