Bovine carcasses Uruguay

Published: 25 July 2019| Version 3 | DOI: 10.17632/3jnn876my4.3
Luis Corbellini,


Data set containing data of 30,151 bovine carcasses slaughtered in one abattoir in Uruguay in 2016; statistical analyses were carried out to test the hypothesis if the effect of fasciolosis on carcass weight differs depending on the age ranges (variable "age_teeth") and to evaluate the effects of liver fluke on carcass conformation and fat scores.


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Data from animals slaughtered in 2016 from one abattoir were analyzed; the abattoir was among the five largest exporters of bovine meat in Uruguay. It received cattle from 18 of 19 departments in the country, with the exception of the department of Montevideo, in which there is no significant number of livestock. The slaughterhouse had a daily slaughter of 450 to 700 cattle and met the international standards for exportation with inspection by veterinarians of the Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP). During 2016, the abattoir slaughtered 116,206 bovines; a total of 2,266,764 bovines were slaughtered in Uruguay in 2016 (INAC 2017); to obtain a representative sample of all the seasons of the year, the data used in this study were from the first week of each month of 2016. In that period, 30,151 bovine carcasses (26.8% of the total slaughtered) from more than 928 farms were evaluated individually


Parasitology, Epidemiology, Fasciola Hepatica, Bovine Disease