Characterisation and screening for antimicrobial substances of slaughtered cattle in Zaria, Nigeria.

@article{Kabir2002CharacterisationAS,
  title={Characterisation and screening for antimicrobial substances of slaughtered cattle in Zaria, Nigeria.},
  author={Javad Kabir and Jarlath Udoudo Umoh and Veronica J. Umoh},
  journal={Meat science},
  year={2002},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={435-9}
}
The occurrence of antimicrobial drug residues in 500 routinely slaughtered cattle in Zaria, Nigeria, was determined. A microbial inhibition test with Micrococcus luteus ATCC9341 was used to test urine at the time of slaughter for the presence of antimicrobial substances. Thirty-seven (7.4%) of the urine samples were positive for antimicrobial substances. Positive cases were not distributed according to breed (P>0.05), but occurred significantly more in male cattle aged 3-9 years and in those… CONTINUE READING