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IJBBB 2013 Vol.3(4): 372-375 ISSN: 2010-3638
DOI: 10.7763/IJBBB.2013.V3.235

Abattoir-Based Survey and Histopathological Findings of Lumpy Skin Disease in Cattle at Ismailia Abattoir

Ali Meawad Ahmed and Amina A. Dessouki
Abstract—A cross-sectional study on Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) was conducted at Ismailia Abattoir, Egypt for determining the prevalence of LSD in cattle. The results showed that summer represented the highest season for slaughtering of the cattle (5468 animal) followed by autumn (4367) then spring (3421), and winter (2988). Out of 10055 slaughtered cattle, 101 male (1.0%) and 14 female (0.1%) that presented lesions diagnosed as specific LSD lesions. There was statistically difference (P>0.05) in prevalence of LSD in cattle between seasons. LSD could not be reported in buffaloes or calves. The highest prevalence of LSD in male cattle was observed in autumn 53 (2.01%) followed by winter 30 (1.7%), summer 18 (0.5%). Similarly, the highest prevalence of LSD in female cattle was observed in autumn 7 (0.3%) followed by winter 5 (0.2%), summer 2 (0.1%). Histopathological examination of the suspected samples revealed presence of ballooning degeneration and intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies characteristic of LSD. The estimated annual loss from condemn carcasses was 13770 Egyptian Pound. In conclusion, abattoir records showed a wide spectrum data concerning LSD occurring in traditional livestock herds. In order to overcome the economic loss, it should be development of effective vaccines derived from the original.

Index Terms—Lumpy skin disease, Egypt, cattle, histopathological, economic impact.

Ali Meawad Ahmed is with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Suez Canal University, Egypt (e-mail: ameawad@yahoo.com).
Amina A. Dessouki is with the Dept. of Food Hygiene and Dept. of Pathology.

 

Cite:Ali Meawad Ahmed and Amina A. Dessouki, "Abattoir-Based Survey and Histopathological Findings of Lumpy Skin Disease in Cattle at Ismailia Abattoir," International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 372-375, 2013.

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ISSN: 2010-3638
Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2015); Quarterly (Since 2016)
DOI: 10.17706/IJBBB
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ebtisam Heikal 
Abstracting/ Indexing: Electronic Journals Library, Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS), Engineering & Technology Digital Library, Google Scholar, and ProQuest.
E-mail: ijbbb@iap.org
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