- 960 lambs from the Isle of Wight over the last 3 months had at least 5% liver condemnations from each load (of approx 100 lambs) and in the worst case 25% of livers condemned due to cysts from the tapeworm Taenia hydatigena. This is reflective of the whole UK which saw the FSA record 548,000 liver condemnations in 2015.
Sunday 23rd April 2017
The risks of Echinococcus granulosus
The risks of Echinococcus granulosus spreading across the UK via abattoirs and possibly entering dog populations outside of its Welsh heartlands were recently emphasised at the VHPA conference http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/180/15/372. Deworming of dogs every 4-6 weeks in known endemic areas remains vital to reduce zoonotic risk...
Saturday 22nd April 2017
The presence of the cattle strain of Echinococcus granulosus (Echinococcus artleppi) in Abattoirs across the country suggests a zoonotic risk outside of traditional Echinococcus granulosus endemic areas. While the cattle strain carries less zoonotic potential than the sheep strain...
Sunday 1st January 2017