Tapeworms cost abattoirs $450,000 annually

Lucy Kinbacher
By Lucy Kinbacher
Updated December 11 2018 - 10:48pm, first published December 9 2018 - 7:00pm
Charles Sturt University's Dr David Jenkins and PhD student Cara Wilson are investigating the impact of hydatids to the beef industry. Pictures: Supplied

WILD dogs and foxes rather than domestic canines are currently the biggest threat to the spread of hydatid disease in sheep and cattle, which researchers believe is costing some abattoirs about $450,000 annually in condemned and downgraded offal.

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Lucy Kinbacher

Lucy Kinbacher

Editor - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register