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The objective of this study was to observe the development, distribution, and infection density ofTaenia saginata metacestodes in Bali cattle. Three Bali cattle were experimentally infected with T. saginataeggs which were collected from taeniasis patients. The experimental animal was inoculated with : i)1000,00 T. saginata; ii) 500,000 eggs; and iii) 1,000,000 eggs, respectivelly 100,000 (cattle 1), 500,000(cattle 2), and 1,000,000 (cattle 3) T. saginata eggs, respectively. To observe the development of cysticerci,all cattle were slaughtered at 24 weeks post infection. To observe their distribution and density, slicingwas done to the cattle?s tissues. The study results showed that cysts were found distributed to all muscletissues and some visceral organs such as heart, diaphragm, lungs, and kidney of the cattle infected with100,000 and 500,000 T. saginata eggs. Density of the cyst was in the range of 11 to 95 cysts per 100 gramsof tissue. The highest density was noted in the heart (58/100 grams) and in diaphragm (55/100 grams).This study has confirmed that T. saginata eggs derived from taeniasis patient in Bali, if infected to Balicattle can develop and spread to all muscle tissues and some visceral organs. From this study it wasconcluded that it is necessary to include the heart in the meat inspection at slaughter house for possibilityof T. saginata cyst infection.$?
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SADRA DHARMAWAN, Nyoman et al. Experimental Infection of Taenia saginata eggs in Bali Cattle: Distribution and Density of Cysticercus bovis. Jurnal Veteriner, [S.l.], v. 10, n. 4, dec. 2009. ISSN 2477-5665. Available at: <https://ojs.unud.ac.id/index.php/jvet/article/view/3364>. Date accessed: 13 june 2021.
T. saginata cyst; Bali cattle; experimental infection
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