Prevalence of Trichinella in Pigs in Ireland

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland recently conducted a survey to investigate the prevalence of Trichinella in pigs slaughtered in low-throughput pig slaughterhouses. From August 2007 to January 2009, a total of 10,247 samples were taken and analysed for Trichinella in 33 slaughterhouses supervised by the local authority veterinary service. No positive samples were detected.
calendar icon 8 June 2010
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