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The prevalence of bovine cysticercosis (caused by metacestodes of Taenia saginata) was studied in 2 abattoirs in Uberlândia, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, between August and October 1999. 13 205 animals (6609 and 6596 in the 2 abattoirs) were slaughtered during this period, mostly females (82%) aged ...

Moreira, M. D.; Reis, D. O.; Almeida, L. A.; Santos, W. L. M. dos
Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Revista Higiene Alimentar, 2001, 15, 85, pp 16-19

Data on a total of 144 683 cattle carcasses from 157 counties examined at an abattoir during the period January 1990 to December 1994 were analysed. 1335 animals (0.9%) had Echinococcus granulosus cysts. Prevalence of infection varied from 0.84% in 1991 to 0.94% in 1994. Infected animals were...

Antunes, C. F.; Souza, R. M.; Ribeiro, R. M. P.
Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, 1996, 48, 5, pp 623-627