Trop Anim Health Prod 2020 Mar 23;52(2):619-623. Epub 2019 Aug 23.
Faculdade de Agronomia e Medicina Veterinária (FAMV), Laboratório de Microbiologia e Imunologia Avançada - Programa de Mestrado em Bioexperimentação, Universidade de Passo Fundo (UPF), Campus I, Bairro São José, BR 285, km 292, Passo Fundo, RS, CEP 99052-900, Brazil.
Trichinellosis is a zoonotic disease exotic in Brazil but commonly found worldwide including South American countries like Argentina. International trading of swine meat needs an official Trichinella-free diagnosis commonly carried out by pepsin-HCl digestion of diaphragm tissue fragments followed by microscopic examination for the presence or absence of Trichinella larvae. The easiness of this diagnostic method allows it to be performed at slaughtering plants but, in contrast, it lacks sensitivity and does not allow species differentiation, which is fundamental for determining geographical and species distribution of different genotypes. Read More