During 2002-2008, prevalences of Trichinella spp.--positive wild boars in Ostvorpommern, Germany, were compared with those in Mecklenburg--Western Pomerania and in the remaining German Federal States.
at an abattoir in Ostvorpommern, a district in Mecklenburg--Western Pomerania.
Within Mecklenburg--Western Pomerania, 21 (87.5%) of 24 Trichinella spp.--positive results were in wild boars in Ostvorpommern, the district where the outbreak farm was located.
No difference was found between the number of foxes and raccoon dogs hunted in Ostvorpommern and those hunted in more westward districts of similar sizes in Mecklenburg--Western Pomerania.
In a smaller district-level monitoring study during February--August 2006, a total of 3 of 46 raccoon dogs from Ostvorpommern and a neighboring district were positive for Trichinella spp.
Prevalence in Wild Boars and Raccoon Dogs, Ostvorpommern
Ostvorpommern is located in the eastern part of Mecklenburg--Western Pomerania, Germany (Figure 2).
Mecklenburg--Western Pomerania, the district in which Ostvorpommern is located, has been predominantly affected.
Dr Pannwitz is district veterinary officer in Ostvorpommern, Mecklenburg--Western Pomerania.
The county Vorpommern-Greifswald (3927 km A, 243 156 inhabitants on 06.30.2012) was due to the County Reorganization Act (LNOG MV) for 04/09/2011 from the Altkreisen Ostvorpommern and Uecker-Randow and from the offices Jarmen-Tutow and Peenetal / Loitz of former county Demmin formed.
Predominate in Uecker-Randow and Ostvorpommern had rd district to regeneration deficits in height.