CategoryPre-Harvest Pork Safety
Date Full Report Received07/31/2003
Date Abstract Report Received07/24/2006
InvestigationInstitution: University of Tennessee
Primary Investigator: Dr. Sharon Patton
Co-Investigators: Annette O’Connor, En-Min Zhou, James McKean, Jeffrey Zimmerman, Dr. Charles Faulkner, Dr. Dave Pyburn, Dr. Richard Evans
Funded ByNational Pork Board
The relative importance of a variety of on-farm risk factors needs to be understood to reduce T. gondii infection in swine. This study demonstrates that a variety of risk factors, including the source and method of water delivery, need to be addressed to control T. gondii infection on pork production sites. This information is needed before a preharvest risk mitigation system for pork production facilities can be developed.