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Abstract

The prevalence of bovine cysticercosis (Taenia saginata) was investigated in 61 830 cattle slaughtered in a municipal abattoir in Minas Gerais State, Brazil, between January 1997 and December 1999. 4246 animals were infected, with an overall prevalence rate of 7.0% and an annual variation between...

Author(s)
Moreira, M. D.; Almeida, L. P. de; Reis, D. O.; Santos, W. L. M. dos
Publisher
Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Citation
Revista Higiene Alimentar, 2002, 16, 100, pp 37-41
Abstract

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 ...

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

The prevalence of bovine cysticercosis was investigated in 2 abattoirs in Minas Gerais State, Brazil, during August-October 1999. Of 6609 carcasses examined in an abattoir subject to municipal inspection, 661 (10%) were infected; of 6596 carcasses in an abattoir subject to federal inspection, 262...

Author(s)
Almeida, L. P. de; Moreira, M. D.; Reis, D. O.; Santos, W. L. M. dos
Publisher
Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Citation
Revista Higiene Alimentar, 2002, 16, 99, pp 51-55
Abstract

The prevalence of bovine cysticercosis (Taenia saginata metacestodes) in Brazil is monitored according to data provided by abattoir inspection services. Studies have shown that this method of visual inspection has a low sensitivity and in many cases is unable to demonstrate the presence of the...

Author(s)
Queiroz, R. P. V.; Santos, W. L. M. dos; Barbosa, H. V.; Souza, R. M. de; Santos Filho, A. M. P. dos
Publisher
Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Citation
Revista Higiene Alimentar, 2000, 14, 77, pp 12-15