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Table 1 Pregnancy stage and foetal number of slaughtered pregnant animals

From: Maternal slaughter at abattoirs: history, causes, cases and the meat industry

Animal Pregnancy stage (1st -3rd Trimester) Foetal number Sources
  1st (%) 2nd (%) 3rd (%) Single Twin Multiple  
Buffalo NS* NS* NS* Single NS* NS* Khan and Khan (1989).
Carmel NS* 2nd NS* NS* NS* NS* Sonfada et al. (2009).
Cows NS* 15.00 15-26.67 Single calf 90% 90% Singleton (1996); Opara et al. (2006); Ernst, 2009 and Riehn et al. (2010).
Does NS* NS* NS* NS* NS* NS* -
Mares NS* NS* NS* NS* NS* NS* -
Sows NS* NS* NS* NS* NS* NS* -
Ewes NS* NS* NS* NS* 24% NS* Mukasa-Mugerwa and Tekelye (2003).
  1. NS*: Not Specified.