Nazik Z. Eisa, Salih A. Babiker and Hamid S. Abdalla
J. Vet. Res. Adv., 05 (01):70-78
Nazik Z. Eisa: Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Gezira, Wad Medani, Sudan
Salih A. Babiker: Department of Meat Production, Faculty of Animal Production, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
Hamid S. Abdalla: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
Article History: Received on: 23-Jan-23, Accepted on: 24-Apr-23, Published on: 27-Apr-23
Corresponding Author: Nazik Z. Eisa
Citation: Nazik ZE, Babiker SA and Abdalla HS (2023). Gastro-intestinal parasitic infection and non carcass components. J. Vet. Res. Adv., 05 (01):70-78
Aim: The study was aimed to evaluate the effect of natural gastro-intestinal parasitic infection on the non carcass components of sheep, considering age and level of energy.
Method and materials: Forty-eight Sudan Desert lambs were selected to be divided into eight groups of six animals each and fattened for sixty days. A total of twenty four animals (3 from each group) were randomly selected for slaughter at the end of the fattening process. Non carcass components as fore and hind feet, genitals, blood, internal offal´s (stomach and intestine) full and empty, gut fill, heart, liver, spleen, lungs, trachea, omentum fat, mesenteric fat and pancreas were studied for their weights and postmortem changes.
Results: The study revealed that the weights of non carcass components were not significantly affected except for gut and rumen fills which were significantly (P< 0.01) affected. On the other hand, from a postmortem view, most of the internal organs were affected.
Conclusion: It was concluded that effect
of natural gastro-intestinal parasitic infection on the non carcass components
of sheep, considering age and level of energy can be detected, accordingly.