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ISSN: 2637-4749

Concepts of Dairy & Veterinary Sciences

Review Article(ISSN: 2637-4749)

Veterinary and Sanitary Assessment and Safety Indicators for Waterfowl Meat Volume 4 - Issue 3

Iroda Salimova1*, Shukurullayev Lochin2 and Zoyirov Shohjahon2

  • 1Researcher Institute of Veterinary Medicine of Samarkand Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan
  • 2Student Institute of Veterinary Medicine of Samarkand Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan

Received: April 14, 2021;   Published: April 30, 2021

Corresponding author: Iroda Salimova, Researcher Institute of Veterinary Medicine of Samarkand Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan

DOI: 10.32474/CDVS.2021.04.000190

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Wild duck meat is a valuable food product and has a high taste. At the same time, the rules for veterinary and sanitary examination and the definition of product safety have their own characteristics. A study of wild ducks shot in hunting farms of the Samarkand region was carried out. It has been established that the meat of wild ducks can be recommended as a product with a high nutritional value and can be eaten without restrictions.

Keywords: Wild Ducks; Mallard; Veterinary and Sanitary Examination; Product Safety; Helminthological Autopsy


Proper and nutritious nutrition is one of the most important factors determining the health of the population. Among food products, poultry meat occupies a special place as a source of complete protein and good-quality fat. One of the promising poultry species, characterized by the most valuable qualities of meat, is waterfowl. The meat of wild ducks has a high nutritional value and provides the body’s need for proteins, lipids, minerals and vitamins [1]. The rules of veterinary and sanitary examination and determination of the safety of this type of product have their own characteristics. The type of game slaughter, the degree of exsanguination, possible zooanthroponotic diseases [2].

Objective of the Study

To give a veterinary and sanitary assessment and determine the safety of wild duck meat for the consumer.

Materials and Methods

The study involved 25 carcasses of wild ducks of 2 species: mallard (Anas platyrhinchos) - 20 specimens and teal-whistle (Anas cressa) - 5 specimens, shot in hunting farms of the Samarkand region. The shooting of ducks on the fly was carried out within the approved hunting periods. Checks for compliance with the requirements of the Law of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan No. 483-1 of 30.08.1997 “On the quality and safety of food products” of Article 8. Supervision and control over the quality of food safety “and Postmortem veterinary and sanitary examination were carried out in accordance with the requirements of O ′ Z DSt 3308: 2018. Chicken meat (carcasses of chickens, chickens, broiler chickens and their parts)Organoleptic, physicochemical, microbiological studies, the chemical composition of meat were carried out in accordance with GOST [3-10]. The veterinary and sanitary examination of meat was carried out after complete removal of the feather cover and evisceration. The site of the lumbago was examined, the edges of the wound and the nature of bleeding were assessed. The presence of hemorrhages, tumors, pathological changes was established [5]. Duck carcasses were subjected to complete helminthological dissection according to the method of K.I. Skryabin. The systematic affiliation of helminths was determined using reference literature. The study for sarcocystosis was carried out by compressor microscopy of muscles [9-11].

Research Results

During the veterinary and sanitary examination of the carcasses, no visible pathological changes were found. The degree of exsanguination is good. The results of organoleptic studies are presented in (Table 1). From the data given in the table, it follows that all the main organoleptic indicators of meat freshness correspond to the characteristics of good-quality fresh meat of waterfowl. The control of physicochemical parameters was carried out 24 hours after shooting, that is, after the maturation process (Table 2). As can be seen from the data in the table, the physicochemical indicators of waterfowl meat are within the normal range, which characterizes it as a fresh, good-quality product. The chemical composition of duck meat depends on the species, age and body condition of the bird. The content of intramuscular fat is determined by the age of the bird, the older it is, the more fat, and the moisture content is inversely proportional (Table 3).

Table 1: Organoleptic characteristics of wild duck carcasses


Table 2: Physicochemical parameters of wild duck meat.


Table 3: The chemical composition of wild duck meat (in comparison with homemade).


As can be seen from the table, the chemical composition of waterfowl meat in all respects is superior to domestic duck, except for the percentage of moisture, since in waterfowl the mass fraction of moisture decreases depending on age, therefore, the studied wild bird was older than domestic duck. During bacterioscopy of smears-prints prepared from the deep layers of the femoral and pectoral muscles, in 1 p.zr. were found single coccal and rod-shaped microorganisms, or their absence. There are no traces of muscle tissue decay. At helminthological autopsy, the infection of ducks with helminths was 40%. 5 types of helminths have been identified, of which: trematodes - 2 species (Tracheophylus sisovi, Hyptiasmus laevigatus); cestodes - Hymenolepis setigera; nematodes - 2 species (Syngamus trachea, Echinuria uncinata). Mallard ducks have been observed large, dense, tumor-like nodes at the site of the transition of the glandular stomach into the muscular - characteristic of the parasitism of the nematodes Echinuria uncinata. A study for sarcocystosis was negative.

The identified parasites do not affect the presentation and nutritional value, do not pose a threat to human infection and are widespread components of the parasite fauna of wild anseriformes, in particular, ducks.


As a result of the studies carried out, organoleptic, physicochemical and microbiological indicators are within the normal range established by GOST and indicate the freshness and good quality of the product. The chemical composition of waterfowl meat exceeded domestic duck, except for the percentage of moisture (which indicates an older age of the mallard). The discovered 5 types of helminths do not pose a danger to humans, since completely removed when gutting a bird. Thus, the safety of these products is confirmed, and the meat can be sent for free sale.


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