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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 775-783

Prevalence of Cysticercosis and Location of Cysticercus in Carcasses of Cattle Slices in Refrigerators in the Northeast Region of Bahia
M.M. Pedreira1, L.S.S. Barros2*, A.B. Sandes3 and J.A. Lima4
1Municipal Inspection Service (SIM), Portal do Sertão, Public Consortium for Sustainable Development, Rua Senador Quintino, 523, Olhos D’Água, 44003-615,Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil
2Specialist in Animal Health, FSP-USP (1998), MS in Preventive Veterinary Medicine, FCAV-UNESP (2002), PhD in Preventive Veterinary Medicine, FCAV-UNESP (2005). Adjunct Professor IV in undergraduate and postgraduate courses, Department of Agrarian, Environmental and Biological Sciences (CCAAB), Federal University of Recôncavo da Bahia (UFRB), Cruz das Almas, Bahia, Brazil
3MS in Animal Science (UFRB), Specialist in Food Hygiene and Inspection, Professor of Inspection and Technology of Milk, Honey and Derivatives, School of Technology and Sciences (FTC), Avenida Artêmia Pires Freitas, SN, Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil
4O Bicho Veterinary Clinic, Rua Germiniano Costa, 188, Centro, 44025-070,Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil
*Corresponding author

In the present study, the prevalence of bovine cysticercosis in 190,461 animals during a three-year period (2014, 2015, and 2016) was analyzed in a refrigerator situated in the northeast region, Bahia, Brazil. The animals were supplied from the Bahia municipalities. The data were obtained from reports of daily condemnation of bovine carcasses, as a result of the presence of cysts, and viscera, especially the liver and heart, together with the tongue and head of the animals, as well as the origin of cattle. Prevalence of bovine cysticercosis was observed in 1204 animals, and the form of viable cysts was higher (0.63%) as viable cysts (0.005%), with a preference for the liver 0.46% and heart 0.14%. With this we conclude that cysticercosis is an important cause of condemnation of viscera and carcasses leading to enormous economic losses. The intervention of the veterinarian in the prevention of cysticercosis should be to interrupt the evolutionary cycle of the parasite, thus reducing, gradually, the frequency of taeniasis in man, the definitive host.

Keywords: Conviction, Inspection, Veterinarian, Prevention

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Pedreira, M.M., L.S.S. Barros, A.B. Sandes and Lima, J.A. 2018. Prevalence of Cysticercosis and Location of Cysticercus in Carcasses of Cattle Slices in Refrigerators in the Northeast Region of Bahia.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 775-783. doi:
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