Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Research Article
Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 3 (1): 27 - 33
http://dx.doi.org/10.14737/journal.aavs/2015/3.1.27.33
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Md. Shafiqul Islam1, Shubhagata Das1, Md. Ariful Islam2, Md. Monjurul Islam Talukdar2 , Md. Abul Hashem3 , Sharmin Chowdhury1, Md. Masuduzzaman1
1Department of Pathology and Parasitology, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chittagong-4202, Bangladesh; 2MS, Microbiology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh; 3Health department, Chittagong City Corporation, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

*Correspondence | Md. Shafiqul Islam, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh; Email: si.mamun@ymail.com

Abstract
The study was carried out to examine the pathological lesions in lungs of slaughtered cattle and buffalo carcasses in Chittagong Metropolitan area. A total of 882 (660 cattle and 222 buffalo) were examined in three different slaughterhouse where 128 (14.51%) cases were found with different pathological lesions in lungs. Among 128 (cattle 105 and buffalo 23) cases with lung lesions, the frequency of hydatid cyst was significantly (P< 0.05) higher in cattle (58.10%) than in buffaloes (34.78%), whereas the frequency of fibrous nodule (8.69%) and hemorrhages (17.39%) were significantly higher in buffalo lungs than cattle (1.9% and 0.06%). Different factors including the geographical and ecological aspects of the animal sources might have played significant role in the prevalence and comparative frequency of pathological lesions of lungs in cattle and buffaloes.

Keywords | Slaughterhouse, Lung, Pathology, Cattle, Buffalo