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Influx of infected meats: More vet doctors needed – NVMA

Inadequate number of veterinary doctors in Oyo State is responsible for the influx of infected meats into the markets.

Chairman, Nigeria Veterinary Medical Association, Oyo State Chapter, Dr Dayo Adejuyigbe stated this when he led a team of veterinary doctors to the Central Abattoir at Amosun Village, Ibadan to inspect animals being processed for public consumption.

Dr Adejuyigbe stated that the two veterinary doctors at the Central Abattoir, Amosun out of the 33 veterinary doctors in the state could not cope with the number of cows being slaughtered daily; hence the possibility of some infected meat to escape into the public.

Some livestock processors who spoke with Radio Nigeria said it was difficult for them to detect livestock in their gestation period as some hide their pregnancy while infected animals with visible signs of diseases were not allowed to be slaughtered.

Dr Adejuyigbe said the inspection was part of the activities marking the annual events of the association.

Rotimi Famakin

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