Survey of Market Swine to Determine Prevalence of Trichinella Antibodies in Meat Juice Samples from Selected AbattoirsInternational Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork
AbstractTrichinella 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 Title8th International Symposium Epidemiology and Control of Foodborne Pathogens in Pork
Citation InformationJames 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)
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