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Bovine spongiform encephalopathy

Last Modified: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:30:53 IST
Disease name Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Bovine
Definition Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is a fatal neurological disease of adult cattle. It is a transmissible prion disease.
Status in Ireland Controlled Risk
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 2015
DAFM Division Responsible SAT Division
Contact John Griffin SSVI
Legislation http://ec.europa.eu/food/fs/afs/marktlab/marktlab14_en.pdf
Link to relevant external website http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/animalhealthwelfare/diseasecontrol/bse/
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Health_standards/tahm/2.04.06_BSE.pdf
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