Slaughterhouse Survey on the Frequency of Pathologies Found in Bovine Post-mortem Inspections

Alexandra TĂBĂRAN, Sorin Daniel DAN, Oana REGET, Alexandru Flaviu TĂBĂRAN, Marian MIHAIU


The aim was to reveal the prevalence of post-mortem lesions in two large-scale bovine slaughterhouses found in Romania so as to point out the potential hazards for human health. The proper examination of animal carcasses and organs that are destined for human consumption is essential in order to ensure food safety but not all the time properly made due to lack of time during the process of slaughter. The results showed that the most frequent lesions found within the examined organs were caused by parasitic infestation (Echinococcus granulosus; Dyctiocaulus viviparus) and the highest prevalence was found in the lungs. The pathology of lesions found in bovine organs is very variable in the slaughterhouse, being able to report strange aspects such an ectopic liver in the lung parenchyma. Measures should be taken in the farms due to this high prevalence of parasites which causes both health problems as well as economical losses.


carcass; consumption; health; pathologic; parasite.

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