Distribution of, and risk factors associated with, sheep carcass condemnations due to Cysticercus ovis infection on Canadian sheep farms.

@article{DeWolf2012DistributionOA,
  title={Distribution of, and risk factors associated with, sheep carcass condemnations due to Cysticercus ovis infection on Canadian sheep farms.},
  author={Bradley D DeWolf and Andrew S. Peregrine and Andria Jones-Bitton and Jocelyn T Jansen and Jennifer J Mactavish and Paula I. Menzies},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2012},
  volume={190 3-4},
  pages={434-41}
}
Cysticercus ovis, the intermediate stage of a canine tapeworm, Taenia ovis, produces cystic lesions in the skeletal and cardiac muscle of sheep which, if numerous, will result in the condemnation of an entire carcass. In 2007 and 2008, the number of carcass condemnations due to C. ovis rose dramatically across Canada, suggesting that the prevalence of this infection on sheep farms was increasing. Trace-back of 237 carcasses condemned at Ontario provincially inspected abattoirs, between March… CONTINUE READING

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