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ISSN: 2157-7579

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Gross Pulmonary Lesions of Bovine Lung Slaughtered at Jimma Municipality Abattoir, Ethiopia

Abdulhakim Albe1, Teka Feyera1 and Kefyalew Gebeyew2*

1College of Veterinary Medicine, Jigjiga University, Jigjiga, Ethiopia

2College of Dry Land Agriculture, Department of Animal and Range Science, Jijiga University, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author:
Kefyalew Gebeyew
Lecturer, College of Dry Land Agriculture
Department of Animal and Range Science
Jijiga University, PO Box 1020, Jijiga, Ethiopia
Tel: +251931906414
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: December 30, 2015; Accepted date: June 24, 2016; Published date: June 29, 2016

Citation: Albe A, Feyera A, Gebeyew K (2016) Major Animal Health Constraints of Market Oriented Livestock Development in Sidama Dale District Southern Region Ethiopia. J Vet Sci Technol 7:355. doi:10.4172/2157-7579.1000355

Copyright: © 2016 Albe A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



This study was carried out from November 2007 to May 2008 to determine the prevalence and distribution of pulmonary lesions in different lobes in Jimma municipality abattoir. Cross sectional study by gross examination of cattle lung was done in the abattoir to determine pulmonary lesions. From 384 lungs examined, 91.7% was found to have one or more lesions. Hydatidosis (108, 28.1%), emphysema (115, 29.9%), atelectasis (72, 18.8%), congestion (191, 49.7%), abscess (21, 5.5%), and lung parasite (1, 0.3%) were found during the study period. Body condition association with the lesions were studied and pulmonary abscess and pulmonary emphysema has significant effect (p<0.05) on poor body conditioned animals. Animals with fat body condition were significantly affected (p<0.05) by pulmonary congestion and atelectasis. Lung parasite and hydatidosis found having no significant association with the animal body condition. In conclusion lung is a highly condemned organ due to different pulmonary lesions occurring which in turn results a significant economic loss.


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