Investigations with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays for Trichinella spiralis and Toxoplasma gondii in the Dutch 'Integrated Quality Control for finishing pigs' research project.

@article{Berends1991InvestigationsWE,
  title={Investigations with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays for Trichinella spiralis and Toxoplasma gondii in the Dutch 'Integrated Quality Control for finishing pigs' research project.},
  author={Boyd R. Berends and Joost F. C. Smeets and A H Harbers and Frans van Knapen and Jos A M Snijders},
  journal={The Veterinary quarterly},
  year={1991},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={190-8}
}
In the framework of the Dutch field trial 'Integrated Quality Control (IQC) for finishing pigs' ELISA (screening) techniques were used to detect animals seropositive for Toxoplasma gondii and/or Trichinella spiralis. The aim was to determine whether farms which consistently delivered seropositive pigs could be detected and monitored (defined as 'problem farms'). The investigation involved 120 farms and three slaughterhouses, and a total of 23,348 serum samples were examined. In addition, all… CONTINUE READING