Prevalence of ascariasis in pigs in a slaughterhouse in the Valencian Community

  • CARLA IBÁÑEZ SANCHIS UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE VALENCIA SAN VICENTE MÁRTIR

Abstract

Ascariasis is a worldwide disease that causes a great impact in the pig sector and, also, in Public Health because it affects humans. This is the reason which makes that this disease must be controlled in slaughterhouses. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of ascariasis in pigs in a slaughterhouse in Valencia in 2018, which was 10.19 %. For this purpose, 464,659 animals from 525 farms in different Autonomous Communities were studied. In addition, we wanted to determine the influence of factors such as the origin of the farm and the month in which the animals are slaughtered in the onset of the disease.

Published
2020-06-26