Prevalence of Sarcocystis infections in the slaughtered cattle in Cheju

제주지역(濟州地域) 도축우(屠畜牛)의 주육포자충(住肉胞子蟲) 감염실태조사(感染實態調査)

  • Yang, Jae-hyun (Veterinary Research Institute, Rural Development Administration) ;
  • Kang, Young-bai (Veterinary Research Institute, Rural Development Administration) ;
  • Wee, Sung-hwan (Veterinary Research Institute, Rural Development Administration) ;
  • Lee, Seung-taek (Cheju Provincial Veterinary Office) ;
  • Kim, Kong-sik (Cheju Provincial Veterinary Office)
  • 양재현 (농촌진흥청 가축위생연구소) ;
  • 강영배 (농촌진흥청 가축위생연구소) ;
  • 위성환 (농촌진흥청 가축위생연구소) ;
  • 이승택 (제주도 가축위생시험소) ;
  • 김공식 (제주도 가축위생시험소)
  • Received : 1990.07.13
  • Published : 1990.10.31

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 rnuscles(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 Sarcocystis 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%).