Comparison of bovine cysticercosis prevalence detected by antigen ELISA and visual inspection in the North East of Spain

A. Allepuz, S. Gabriël, P. Dorny, S. Napp, F. Jansen, M.J. Vilar, L. Vives, L. Picart, A. Ortuño, J. Gutiérrez, J. Casal

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Abstract

A cross-sectional serological study on cattle less than 2years old, using an antigen ELISA for the detection of bovine cysticercosis was carried out between November 2009 and February 2010 in 10 slaughterhouses from the Catalonia region (North-Eastern Spain). Circulating antigen was detected in 23 of 2073 animals, i.e. a sero-prevalence of 1.11% (CI95%: 0.76-1.75%). The determined sero-prevalence was about 50 times higher than the prevalence obtained by visual inspection within the same period: 19 positive animals of 90,891 slaughtered animals (0.02%) in the same slaughterhouses. None of the animals with positive result in the Ag-ELISA was detected by meat inspection.
Original languageEnglish
JournalResearch in Veterinary Science
Volume92
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)393-395
Number of pages3
ISSN0034-5288
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Animal diseases
  • Helminthic diseases
  • Bovine
  • Cysticercosis
  • Taenia saginata
  • Prevalence
  • Comparison
  • Detection
  • Molecular diagnostic techniques
  • Antigen-ELISA
  • Slaughter
  • Meat inspection
  • Visual inspection
  • Surveillance system
  • National policies
  • Public health
  • Spain
  • Europe-South

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