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A review of some animal diseases encountered at meat inspections in England and Wales, 1969 to 1978
  1. RV Blamire,
  2. RH Goodhand and
  3. KC Taylor


Condemnation of meat and offal in 65 selected abattoirs in England and Wales is reviewed. Returns cover about 14 per cent of animals slaughtered for food. In the decade under review, a marked reduction in losses caused by fascioliasis was noted in cattle and sheep, while other parasitic conditions show no decrease. Abscesses continue to be substantial cause of loss in cattle and pigs. Condemnation on account of bruising has increased.

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