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Survey of Market Swine to Determine Prevalence of Trichinella Antibodies in Meat Juice Samples from Selected Abattoirs
International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork
  • James D. McKean, Iowa State University
  • Annette M. O'Connor, Iowa State University
  • David G. Pyburn, United States Department of Agriculture
  • J. Beary, Iowa State University
Publication Date
2009
Abstract
Trichinella spp. have been associated with human zoonotic disease, predominately in temperate and polar regions. Humans and other mammals are incidentally involved after consumption of infected raw or inadequately cooked muscle tissues or from direct contact with infectious oocysts. Recent USA outbreaks have been mainly attributed to carnivorous wildlife (bears, mountain cats, and wild boar). This change has been aided by the steady decrease in swine Trichinella prevalence as USA swine herds moved toward confinement and limited feeding of uncooked garbage. For this study presence of Trichinella antibodies in meat-juice samples was tested by a commercial competitive ELISA test.
Book Title
8th International Symposium Epidemiology and Control of Foodborne Pathogens in Pork
Pages
283-286
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
James D. McKean, Annette M. O'Connor, David G. Pyburn and J. Beary. "Survey of Market Swine to Determine Prevalence of Trichinella Antibodies in Meat Juice Samples from Selected Abattoirs" (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/annette_oconnor/22/