A novel method for infecting pigs with Taenia solium using an intramuscular innoculum of oncospheres was investigated in a series of five experiments in 18 animals. The model is simple to perform, requires a minimal number of oncospheres, permits multiple infections per animal, and decreases the variation inherent in oral infection models. This intramuscular oncosphere assay (IMOA) may provide a valuable tool to evaluate therapeutic agents or potential vaccines for cysticercosis. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.
Verástegui, M., González, A., Gilman, R. H., Gavidia, C., Falcón, N., Bernal, T., & Garcia, H. H. (2000). Experimental infection model for Taenia solium cysticercosis in swine. Veterinary Parasitology, 33-44. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0304-4017(00)00369-1