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Table 2 Reason for whole carcass condemnation in provincially inspected abattoirs in Ontario 2001-2007

From: Factors associated with whole carcass condemnation rates in provincially-inspected abattoirs in Ontario 2001-2007: implications for food animal syndromic surveillance

Condemnation reason Percentage of total yearly condemnations
  Year
  2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Abscess 7.4 9.4 7.3 8.8 9.8 10.5 9.8
Animal arrived dead1 0 0 2.7 0.4 1.1 0.8 0.6
Animal found dead2 4.7 5.8 4.9 4.4 7.5 7.2 6.8
Arthritis 3.5 2.4 2.9 2.9 1.9 4.0 3.2
Bruising 9.1 9.8 7.8 3.0 2.0 1.4 1.1
Chemical Residue 0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Contamination 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3
Cystericercus bovis 0.0 0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Drug residue 3.0 2.0 1.5 0.0 0.1 0.3 3.1
Edema 2.3 3.7 3.4 3.4 1.3 1.2 0.8
Emaciation 6.6 6.0 7.7 6.6 10.7 8.4 9.7
Icterus 0.6 1.2 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.2 1.5
Inadequate bleeding 0.4 0.1 0.9 3.0 1.5 0.5 0.8
Lymphadenitis 1.5 2.2 5.3 6.7 4.5 4.6 3.4
Lymphosarcoma neoplasm 12.6 13.1 12.4 6.6 4.4 2.7 4.3
Mastitis 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.2 0.3
Metritis 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.7 0.2 0.3
Moribund 1.4 1.3 0.7 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.8
Myositis 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.6 1.1 0.8
Neoplasm other 3.0 1.9 2.7 1.8 2.1 3.0 2.5
Nephritis 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.3 1.2 0.9 0.5
Odour 2.2 1.2 1.5 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.2
Operator requested condemnation 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 10.6 7.9 8.9
Other disease 6.9 6.2 5.3 8.7 5.1 4.9 3.4
Pericarditis 2.0 1.7 1.1 1.3 1.9 2.1 1.7
Peritonitis 6.5 6.2 6.0 6.1 6.1 7.6 6.9
Pleuritis 0.4 0.8 0.6 0.5 1.3 1.4 0.6
Pneumonia 2.7 3.1 2.2 4.1 5.5 4.6 4.8
Pyelonephritis 0.3 0.2 0.9 0.0 1.2 1.4 2.5
Rabies 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Septicaemia and/or toxemia 11.7 15.6 15.0 17.7 11.6 14.0 15.8
Squamous cell carcinoma neoplasm 1.2 0.4 0.9 1.3 0.8 1.1 1.1
Toxaemia 6.0 3.2 2.5 2.3 0.7 4.4 0.5
Uremia 2.3 1.2 1.5 1.3 1.8 1.4 2.2
Total number of condemnations per year 1047 1203 1236 1188 895 656 650
  1. 1 Refers to animals which are dead when the truck pulls into the plant premises
  2. 2 Inspector finds a dead animal in the pen that had arrived alive during ante-mortem inspection in the barn
  3. Reason and percentage of whole cattle carcasses condemned in provincially inspected abattoirs in Ontario from 2001-2007.