BioGnost Pepsin Reagent Kit for detection of trichinella larvae in meat by the artificial digestion method.
Trichinellosis is a parasitic zoonose caused by roundworms of the Trichinella spp. In the Republic of Croatia it is being effectively suppressed by the national legislation. Inspection of domestic and wild pig, horse meat as well as other animal meat, which could be an infection reservoir, is one of the basic measures for preventing human infection.
Methods for detection, suppression and eradication of the disease are part of the Trichinellosis control program regulated by the national law. Due to its prominent epidemic potential, it is still a significant Public Health issue. To prevent the transmission of the disease from the infected meat to humans, meat is inspected by the artificial digestion method with a magnetic stirrer. The EU legislation uses this method as a referent one thus it is the only one applied in Croatia. The muscle sample for the analysis should ideally be taken from the pillar of the diaphragm, cutting along the thick meaty part as close to the ribs as possible (a border part between muscles and tendons). BioGnost Pepsin reagent Kit consists of Pepsin and BioKlor 25 reagent. Reagents are also available to be sold separately.
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