Cysticercus bovis (formerly known as Beef Measles) causes small cysts in the muscles of cattle and their presence can lead to all or part of the carcass being condemned.
Cattle get Cysticercus bovis from ingesting foodstuffs contaminated with eggs passed from humans.
Cysticercus bovis is a notifiable disease under the Stock Diseases Act 1923.
- Cysticercus bovis in cattle (Primefact 1198)
- Policy TI-O-144 Cysticercus bovis risk management in cattle
The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) allows a risk based approach to improve the effectiveness of detecting Cysticercus bovis (CB) through post mortem inspection at abattoirs.
- Procedure PRO-2012/16 Cysticercus bovis risk management in cattle