Retrospective analysis of reproductive disease conditions among domestic ruminants in Sokoto, Nigeria

Authors

  • M. A. Umaru Department of Theriogenology and Animal Production, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria
  • A. A. Adeyeye Department of Theriogenology and Animal Production, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria
  • H. S. Garba Department of Veterinary Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria
  • A. Bello Department of Veterinary Anatomy, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria
  • A. Abubakar Department of Veterinary Anatomy, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria

Keywords:

Livestock reproduction, Sheep, Goat, Cattle, Dystocia, Pregnancy toxaemia, Mastitis

Abstract

A fifteen-year (1991 — 2005) study of reproductive cases in animals presented to the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, were analyzed based on species, disease condition and sex using clinical case Files of Sheep, goat and cattle. Within the study period a total of 88 reproductive cases were handled out of which 53 (57.95 %) occurred in sheep, 32(36.36 %) goat and 5(5.68 %) cattle. Dystocia 23(26.13 %), Pregnancy toxaemia 11(12.50 %), mastitis 9(10.23 %), castration 5(5.68 %) and orchitis 3(3.41 %) were the diseases recorded. Reproductive cases were higher in females 77(87.5 %) than in mates 11(12.5 %). From the study, reproductive cases were most prevalent in sheep than in goats and cattle.

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Published

2013-02-28

How to Cite

A. Umaru, M., A. Adeyeye, A., S. Garba, H., Bello, A. ., & Abubakar, A. . (2013). Retrospective analysis of reproductive disease conditions among domestic ruminants in Sokoto, Nigeria. Scientific Journal of Zoology, 2(2), 15-17. Retrieved from https://www.sjournals.com/index.php/sjz/article/view/1173

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