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The performances of existing tools for the diagnosis of porcine cysticercosis need further assessment, and their shortcomings call for alternatives. In a new study published in Parasites & Vectors, we evaluated the performance of tongue palpation and circulating antigen detection for the detection of porcine cysticercosis in naturally infected pigs of slaughter age compared to full carcass dissections; additionally, we investigated alternative postmortem dissection procedures.

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