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Prevalence of cysticercosis in cattle slaughtered at Jalingo abattoir through routine meat inspection

 Department: Science Technology  
 By: usericon AlexPT  

 Project ID: 6209
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Cysticercosis is a muscular infection of cattle and is caused by larvae of the human intestinal cestode, Taenia saginata.  Bovine cysticercosis is distributed worldwide and affects developing and industrialized countries. An investigation was conducted to determine the prevalence of cysticercosis in cattle slaughtered at Jalingo Abattoir.  A total number of two hundred (200) cattle slaughtered were examined during meat inspection the overall prevalence was 6.0 (3.0%). Based on sex one hundred (100) females were examined 4.0 (4.0%) were infested with C. bovis and one hundred (100) males were examined 2.0 (2.0%) were infected with the parasite. Based on age fifty (50) young animals were examined 1.0 (2.0%) were infested with C. bovis and one hundred and fifty old animals examined 5.0 (3.33%) were infested with the parasite. Organ distribution showed infestation as 2.0 (1.0%), 2.0 (1.0%), 1.0 (0.5%) and 1.0 (0.5%) for heat, masseter muscle, tongue, and abdominal cavity respectively. Concrete steps have to be taken in order to reduce the infestation by routine regularly deworming of cattle, good husbandry management, not allowing cattle to graze on pastures contaminated by the human faeces containing the egg of  T. saginata and proper meat inspection and cooking of the meat to break the life cycle of the parasite                 ...
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