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Evaluation of Swiss Abattoir Data for Integration in a Syndromic Surveillance System


The monitoring of whole or partial carcass condemnations can constitute a valuable indirect indicator of herd health (1). Nevertheless, systematic collection and use of such data for epidemiological surveillance is scarce within the European Union (2).


We evaluate Swiss abattoir data for integration in a national syndromic surveillance system for production animals. More specifically, we identify gaps in the current federal meat inspection database and provide suggestions for its improvement.

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