Volume 4  Issue 1

Volume 4  Issue 1

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Review Article

Meat Processing and Utilization in Tropical Africa: A Review

Kubkomawa HI

The objective of the paper was to review meat processing methods and consumption rate in tropical Africa. Meat is a major animal product which has high quality in human nutrition. It is a balanced source of protein, having essential amino acids of lysine, methionine, B vitamins (especially B12) and iron. Meat in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa is processed locally in a traditional way in the public abattoirs. It is usually cooked fresh at homes for households’ meals, restaurants for sale, festivals and ceremonies for celebrations.

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Research Article

Entrepreneurship in Animal Agriculture

Kubkomawa H.I *

The objective of the study was to survey the current beef production characteristics in Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria. One hundred (100) beef producers were randomly selected for interviews and discussion on beef production characteristics. Data generated were subjected to descriptive statistics to explain the trend of beef production characteristics in the study area. Beef are produced in the area majorly by pastoralism (75%), home fattening (15%) and government institutions (10%)

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Original Article

Prevalence and Histopathological Studies on Cystic Echinococcosis among Slaughtered Sheep in Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Fawzia Hassan Toulah*1, Ibtehal Mohammad Albalawi1

Cystic Echinococcosis is one of the most parasitic diseases transmitted from carnivores (dogs) to human, causing deterioration in health and also transmitted to herbivores animals causing a substantial economic loss in the productivity of meat with low quality. In these days there is increasing of owning dogs at home, with its high risk of infection with many parasitic diseases such as Cystic Echinococcosis. The present study was conducted to provide a recent view on the current status of Cystic Echinococcosis among slaughter sheep in Makkah through periodic visiting to Alkaakia slaughterhouse for one year.

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Original Article

Tuberculosis in Goats and Pigs Slaughtered for Human Consumption in Cameroon

Romaric Ateugieu Guemechieu1, Francioli Koro Koro1*, Ariane Onana1, Yannick Kamdem Simo1, Etoa François-xavier1 and Rosalie Annie Ngono Ngane1

Tuberculosis (TB) in Cameroonian goats and pigs was not well described while these animals live in close contact with human and cattle in which this disease remains endemic. It is why we made a molecular epidemiology study on TB in goats and pigs slaughtered in Cameroon. About 2598 slaughtered goats and 744 pigs were successively inspected for TB-like lesions between January and June 2014 in Douala slaughterhouse, Cameroon. TB-like lesions were identified by a post mortem examination of carcasses.

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