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Table 1 Results of liver inspection, copromicroscopy and serology of 177 animals from 18 different farms

From: Comparison of different detection methods for Ascaris suum infection on Austrian swine farms

Parameter N positive farms (%) N positive samples (%)
Total number 18 farms 177 livers
Liver inspection
Milk spots total 13 (72.2) 39 (22.0)
 Low grade (< 5) 13 (72.2) 32 (18.1)
 Medium grade (5–20) 4 (22.2) 5 (2.8)
 High grade (> 20) 2 (11.1) 2 (1.1)
Fecal examination
Eggs in feces (McMaster positive) 8 (44.4) 13 (7.4)
Serology (SERASCA®-ELISA)
Positive 18 (100) 122 (68.9)
Doubtful 0 (0) 31 (17.5)