Sensitivity of partial carcass dissection for assessment of porcine cysticercosis at necropsy

Lightowlers, M. W., Assana, E., Jayashi, C. M., Gauci, C. G. and Donadeu, M. (2015) Sensitivity of partial carcass dissection for assessment of porcine cysticercosis at necropsy. International Journal for Parasitology, 45 13: 815-818. doi:10.1016/j.ijpara.2015.08.004


Author Lightowlers, M. W.
Assana, E.
Jayashi, C. M.
Gauci, C. G.
Donadeu, M.
Title Sensitivity of partial carcass dissection for assessment of porcine cysticercosis at necropsy
Journal name International Journal for Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-7519
1879-0135
Publication date 2015-11
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijpara.2015.08.004
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 45
Issue 13
Start page 815
End page 818
Total pages 4
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Many interventions against Taenia solium are evaluated by assessing changes in the prevalence of porcine cysticercosis ascertained by carcass dissection. Financial and logistical difficulties often prohibit dissection of entire pig carcasses. We assessed 209 pigs from rural areas of Cameroon and Peru for the presence of T. solium cysticerci and determined the distribution of parasites within the musculature of infected animals. Considering the presence of cysts in the tongue, masticatory muscles and heart, 31 of the 38 (81%) naturally infected animals were identified as having cysts. Dissection of only the tongue, masticatory muscles and heart provides a relatively sensitive and highly specific method for diagnosis of porcine cysticercosis.
Keyword Taenia solium
Cysticercosis
Pig
Cyst distribution
Diagnosis
Control
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
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