Tag Archives: Slaughterhouse

Updated edition of the Atlas of Avian Necropsy with participation of IRTA-CReSA

Available the new “Atlas of Avian Necropsy: Macroscopic Diagnosis Sampling” (Spanish) written by Roser Dolz Pascual and Natàlia Majó Masferrer, Professor of the Department of Animal Health and Anatomy of the Veterinary School of the UAB and researcher attached to the Center for Research in Animal Health (IRTA-CReSA).

African swine fever, frequently asked questions

What is the current status of the African Swine Fever virus? What is the resistance of the virus? What are its transmission routes? And the forms of infection? What can we do to prevent it? Dr. Llilianne Ganges, IRTA-CReSA researcher and OIE expert on Classical Swine Fever virus answers these questions.

African swine fever in Belgium. Don’t panic!

Today we had dinner over the sad news of the first case declared of African Swine fever in the South of Belgium. Just a few hours ago we learned that the virus causing this disease, the African Swine Fever virus (ASFv), had been diagnosed in two wild boars. In the absence of new data, everything is speculation. The most plausible explanations for the origin of these infections would be the direct infection of these animals by products contaminated with the virus from infected areas (“again the man is to blame”). Any other explanation would open rather uncomfortable questions to answer.

How much does Bovine cysticercosis cost us?

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).

From farm to fork, through the slaughterhouse

Animal health is an issue for humans too!
Certain diseases, known as zoonoses, can affect both animals and people. Examples of these diseases are tuberculosis, trichinosis or cysticercosis, among others.