Category Archives: Cows
Application of MALDI-TOF assay for identification and differentiation of mastitis-causing pathogens from milk and non-milk samples
Taenia saginata is a zoonotic parasite that causes taeniosis in people (definitive host) and cysticercosis in cattle (intermediate host). The adult form of the parasite or tapeworm develops in the small intestine of people (taeniasis) while the larval or cysticercus form establishes in the musculature of cattle (cysticercosis).
Those of you of a certain age and more or less interested in animal health will remember that in 2001 there was a major outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in England that had a large media coverage. Those even older might even remember it as a disease that affected cattle almost every year in Catalonia.