Prevalence and surgical treatment of swelling occurring in Syrian Awassi sheep

Ziad Ahmad Alabdallah, Abdelaziz Norezzine, Yury Anatolyevich Vatnikov, Aleksandr Alekseevich Nikishov, Evgeny Vladimirovich Kulikov, Taher Asaad, Vladimir Ivanovich Lutsay, Anna Mikhailovna Orlova, Alshareeda Zinah, Olesia Anatolievna Petrukhina, Dmitry Evgenievich Kucher, Arfenia Semyonovna Karamyan, Elena Anatolievna Piven, Tatyana Valeryevna Dryemova, E. A. Krotova

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This study was conducted on 29740 Syrian Awassi Sheep in different ages and of both genders. The percentage of prevalence swellings was 6.63%, that were caseous lymphadenitis, abscesses, hernias, hygromas, granulomas, heamtomas, and cysts with percentage of 4.875, 1.277, 0.305, 0.147, 0.016, 0.006, and 0.003%, respectively. The percentage of swellings according to gender was 9.91% for females and 1.90% for males. The prevalence percentage of caseous lymphadenitis was 7.525 and 1.065%, abscesses 1.824 and 0.491%, hernia 0.393 and 0.180% in female and male, respectively. There were different types of hernias, where sheep to be affected i.e. abdominal hernia (0.221%), umblica (0.030%), congenital cord umbilical (0.047%) and scrotal hernia (0.006%). The percentage of hygroma in males (0.142%) was higher than females (0.155%); however, the granuloma in females (0.022%) was higher than males (0.008%), and heamatoma was equal in both sexes (0.005%). In addition, the cysts in females (0.005%) was higher than males (0%). The result revealed that infections were higher in females than males in any type of swellings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-77
Number of pages10
JournalIranian Journal of Ichthyology
Issue numberSpecial Issue 1
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2021


  • Caseous lymphadenitis
  • Prevalence
  • Sheep
  • Surgical
  • Swellings

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