Effect van plaagdierbestrijding op Toxoplasma gondii infecties bij enkele probleembedrijven in de welzijnsvriendelijke varkenshouderij = Effect of rodent control on Toxoplasma gondii infections in animal friendly pig farms with a rodent problem

A. Kijlstra, J.B.W.J. Cornelissen, B.G. Meerburg, E. Jongert, S. de Craeye

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional


Toxoplasma gondii is an underestimated food borne zoönoses with a human disease burden that probably equals salmonellosis. Modern pig production systems have led to a disappearance of Toxoplasma infections, but a reemergence has recently been observed on animal friendly pig farms. This project provides strong support for a role of rodents in the transfer of Toxoplasma infection to the pigs on such farms. Rodent control should be included in the quality assurance programs of animal friendly production systems.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherAnimal Sciences Group
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameRapport / Animal Sciences Group
PublisherAnimal Sciences Group
ISSN (Print)1570-8616


  • pig farming
  • toxoplasma gondii
  • food safety
  • organic farming
  • animal welfare
  • pest control
  • quality management

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