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dc.contributor.authorLightowlers, MW
dc.contributor.authorAssana, E
dc.contributor.authorJayashi, CM
dc.contributor.authorGauci, CG
dc.contributor.authorDonadeu, M
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-22T04:21:56Z
dc.date.available2020-12-22T04:21:56Z
dc.date.issued2015-11-01
dc.identifierpii: S0020-7519(15)00226-X
dc.identifier.citationLightowlers, M. W., Assana, E., Jayashi, C. M., Gauci, C. G. & Donadeu, M. (2015). Sensitivity of partial carcass dissection for assessment of porcine cysticercosis at necropsy. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR PARASITOLOGY, 45 (13), pp.815-818. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2015.08.004.
dc.identifier.issn0020-7519
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/258051
dc.description.abstractMany 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.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherELSEVIER SCI LTD
dc.titleSensitivity of partial carcass dissection for assessment of porcine cysticercosis at necropsy
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijpara.2015.08.004
melbourne.affiliation.departmentVeterinary Biosciences
melbourne.source.titleInternational Journal for Parasitology
melbourne.source.volume45
melbourne.source.issue13
melbourne.source.pages815-818
dc.rights.licenseCC BY-NC-ND
melbourne.elementsid1024119
melbourne.contributor.authorDonadeu, Meritxell
melbourne.contributor.authorLightowlers, Marshall
melbourne.contributor.authorGauci, Charles
dc.identifier.eissn1879-0135
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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