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Type Journal Article - Scientific Journal of Veterinary Advances
Title Measurement of chromium (Cr) residue in kidney and liver of slaughtered cattle in Sokoto central abattoir, Sokoto state, Nigeria
Author(s)
Volume 1
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2012
Page numbers 47-51
URL http://sjournals.com/index.php/SJVA/article/download/124/105
Abstract
The prevalence of Chromium (Cr) residue in liver and kidney
samples of cattle was determined at cattle slaughter section of
Sokoto Central abattoir Sokoto State Nigeria. A total of one hundred
of each of the liver and kidney samples were collected and processed
for the detection of Chromium using Atomic Absorption
Spectrophotometer. All the samples (liver and kidney) were 100%
positive for Chromium. The highest and lowest concentration of
Chromium in liver and kidney were found to be among the age
groups of =9 years and those at 0-2 years respectively. There was no
significant difference (P>0.05) in the concentration of Chromium in
liver and kidney samples of the different age groups of the
slaughtered cattle. The concentration of Chromium in all the samples
are within the permissible level recommended by Food and
Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and World Health
Organisation(WHO).It is therefore obvious that the liver and kidney of
cattle slaughtered at Sokoto abattoir contain Chromium residue. This
study was carried out to determine the level of Chromium residue in
liver and kidneys of beef consumed from Sokoto Central abattoir
Sokoto State, Nigeria.

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