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Abstract

Sarcosporidiosis is a misused term in meat inspection to name multifocal grey-green lesions observed in muscles of cattle. Instead the correct morphological diagnosis is bovine eosinophilic myositis. The confusion in terminology can not only lead to problems in insurance cases, it also results in...

Author(s)
Vangeel, L.; Houf, K.; Geldhof, P.; Ducatelle, R.; Vercruysse, J.; Chiers, K.
Publisher
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ghent, Merelbeke, Belgium
Citation
Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift, 2014, 83, 5, pp 263-267
Abstract

Bovine eosinophilic myositis (BEM) is a subclinical myopathy characterized by multifocal white to grey-green discolorations in skeletal muscles, heart, tongue and oesophagus. These lesions are found at slaughter or during meat cutting and result in considerable economic losses. The etiology and...

Author(s)
Vangeel, L.; Houf, K.; Geldhof, P.; Nollet, H.; Vercruysse, J.; Ducatelle, R.; Chiers, K.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2012, 183, 3/4, pp 224-230