Post-harvest Prediction of Pork Tenderness

To ensure high eating quality of pork, the industry has relied on “enhancing” the product by pumping it with a solution of phosphates, salt and sometimes flavorings.  This approach has been relatively successful, however, there are growing indications that the…

Serological Surveillance of Wild Boars for Trichinella spiralis

Trichinella spiralis and Toxoplasma gondii are important zoonotic parasites, occurring in warm blooded animals and humans worldwide. Among domesticated food animals, domestic pigs and wild carnivores are hosts for Trichinella, while pigs, chickens, sheep, and goats are known to be…