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Table 5 Total count and percentage of viable and non-viable Taenia solium cysts in different tissue/carcass site of pigs

From: Control trial of porcine cysticercosis in Uganda using a combination of the TSOL18 vaccination and oxfendazole

Organ/muscle Baseline necropsy (n = 18) End of study necropsy (n = 5)
No. V Percent (%) No. NV Percent (%) No. V Percent No. NV Percent
Brain 69 0.10 12 0.02 3 0.20% 0 0.00%
Tongue 1109 1.56 725 1.25 20 1.33% 2 8.70%
Head/masseter 6300 8.85 2545 4.40 67 4.46% 0 0.00%
Forelimb 18 691 26.26 11 708 20.22 426 28.36% 20 89.96%
Flank 8743 12.29 15 020 25.94 - - - -
Hindlimb 18 823 26.45 16 085 27.78 - - - -
Heart 1795 2.52 831 1.44 14 0.93% 0 0.00%
Diaphragm 1586 2.23 468 0.81 52 3.46% 0 0.00%
Liver 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Thorax 14 039 19.73 10 513 18.16 - - - -
R.rest of carcassa      918 61.12% 0 0.00%
L.rest of carcass      2 0.13% 1 4.35%
Grand total 71 155 100.0 57 907 100.0 1502 100.0% 23 100.0%
  1. It includes the 18 pigs positive at baseline, and the five pigs positive at end of study (including two pigs where a single viable cyst was found in the left side of the carcase musculature)
  2. R.rest of carcass: Right side remainder of carcass musculature; L.rest of carcass: Left side remainder of carcass musculature; V: Viable; NV: Non-viable
  3. aFlank, hind limb and thorax were all lumped into rest of carcass for the end of study necropsies
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