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KMID : 0359319900300040507
Korean Journal of Veterinary Research
1990 Volume.30 No. 4 p.507 ~ p.510
Prevalence of Sarcocystis infections in the slaughtered cattle in Cheju
양재현/Yang, Jae Hyun
이승택/위성환/강영배/김공식/Lee, Seung Taek/Wee, Sung Hwan/Kang, Young Bai/Kim, Kong Sik
Abstract
A preliminary survey of Sarcocystis species in the slaughtered cattle in Cheju was undertaken during May through October 1989, using digested diagnostic technique for the heart, the esophagus and the dorsal muscles of the neck specimens digested in 0.5% trypsin solution. The results obtained were summarized as follows.
1. The overall infection rate of Sarcocystis in a total of 218 slaughtered cattle was as high as 36.7% with the highest frequencies in the esophagus muscles(21.6%), followed by in the dorsal muscles of the neck(19.1%) and in the heart muscles(17.9%).
2. Age difference was noticed as 64.3% in the cattle older than five years in comparison with 41.7%, 34.4% in the group of two to four years and in the group of younger than two years respectively.
3. It was also noticed that the prevalence in the Brahman cross breed was higher(40.0%) than in any other breeds.
4. Regional distribution of Sarcacystis infections was observed as 75.0% in south-east area, 50.0% 44.7%, 35.0%, 32.0% and 20.6% in the areas of Seogwipo city, north-west, south-west, Cheju city and northeast area respectively.
5. According to the type of rearing the infection rate in the ranch type farm was noticed with and in the stock farms(36.2%).
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