Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

Year: 2004
Volume: 3
Issue: 4
Page No. 205 - 207

Risks Faced by Scavenging Animals under the Extensive Small Ruminant Rearing System: A Clinical Report

Authors : T. A. M. Awoniyi and I. A. Adebayo

Abstract: A total of 14 goats and kids were presented singly in twos or threes to a veterinary clinic in Akure, Nigeria between 1995 and 1998 in debilitated or dead states but with common case description. Clinical signs and post mortem (PM) findings reveal that 2 (14.3%) of the cases were due to poisoning by herbicides used to treat the field/weeds on which the animals grazed, while 4 (28.57%) may have been due to poisoning by other chemicals such as the pest control types which were used to treat crops and seeds in the farm. It is concluded that application of chemical to weed or crops is hazardous to rural animal production and that regulations guiding their uses should be strictly followed to enable small ruminant production, a main stay of every rural household in rainy vegetation of Ondo State to thrive; the roaming of scavenging ruminant animals in the rural agrarian set-up should also be regulated in order to minimize the enlisted risks associated with the practice.

How to cite this article:

T. A. M. Awoniyi and I. A. Adebayo , 2004. Risks Faced by Scavenging Animals under the Extensive Small Ruminant Rearing System: A Clinical Report . Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 3: 205-207.

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