Infectivity of Trichinella spp. recovered from decaying mouse and fox muscle tissue

J. Von Koller, C.M.O. Kapel, Heidi L. Enemark, O. Hindsbo

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    Abstract

    The tolerance to degradation processes in meat of nine Trichinella genotypes was studied in mouse and fox tissue, respectively. Minced muscle tissue with Trichinella larvae of different age was stored at room temperature at 100 % relative humidity. During storage weekly sub samples of the minced meat were digested and released larvae were inoculated in mice to evaluate the Reproductive Capacity Index (RCI). The RCI decreased with the length of storage, but the larvae from older infections appeared better adopted to tolerate the degradation processes. The African species T. nelsoni had a relative higher tolerance to elevated temperature during storage and the unencysted species T pseudospiralis was the most vulnerable genotype.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalParasite
    Volume8
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)S209-S212
    ISSN1252-607X
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    Event10th International Conference on Trichinellosis - Fontainebleau, France
    Duration: 20 Aug 200024 Aug 2000
    Conference number: 10

    Conference

    Conference10th International Conference on Trichinellosis
    Number10
    CountryFrance
    CityFontainebleau
    Period20/08/200024/08/2000

    Keywords

    • Reproductive capacity
    • Degradation
    • Foxes
    • Muscle tissue
    • Mice
    • Decoying Meat
    • Trichinella

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    Von Koller, J., Kapel, C. M. O., Enemark, H. L., & Hindsbo, O. (2001). Infectivity of Trichinella spp. recovered from decaying mouse and fox muscle tissue. Parasite, 8(2), S209-S212.