Plastic debris in the digestive tract of sheep and goats: an increasing environmental contamination in Birjand, Iran.


A total of 230 goats and 185 sheep were evaluated in this cross-sectional observational study. After emptying the gastrointestinal tract, the size, location, adhesion and obstruction were examined. Twenty seven and half percent of sheep and 24 point 3 % of goats had foreign bodies. Most foreign bodies were plastic materials in sheep and goats. Forty percent… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00128-012-0587-x