Causes of Liver, Kidney and Heart Condemnation at Swine Slaughterhouse in Ciego de Avila, Cuba.

  • Damarys Martínez Villá Meat Producing Company, Ciego de Ávila, Cuba.
  • Nelson A. Izquierdo Pérez Morphophysiology Department, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz University of Camaguey, Cuba.
  • Erlán Pereiro Parga Morphophysiology Department, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz University of Camaguey, Cuba.
  • Yorkis Tamayo Escobar Morphophysiology Department, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz University of Camaguey, Cuba.
Palabras clave: swine, cystercosis, stephanurosis, parasitism, pericarditis, sacrifice

Resumen

The causes  of    swine liver, kidney and heart condemnation in a slaughterhouse from the Meat Company in the province of Ciego de Avila, Cuba, were determined. The evaluation comprised 90 913 animals. The main causes of condemnation were the so called  milk spots  and cysticercus in the liver, parasitic lesions produced by  Stephanurus dentatus, and others in the kidneys, such as renal cysts, contamination and nephritis, and pericarditis.

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