bovine spongiform encephalopathy

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bovine spongiform encephalopathy:

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, abnormal form of a protein found in mammals, believed to cause a group of diseases known as prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. Well-known prion diseases are Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and kuru in humans, scrapie in sheep, bovine
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Primary isolation of the bovine spongiform encephalopathy agent in mice: agent definition based on a review of 150 transmissions.
Results of retrospective molecular typing studies for types of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) cases identified, France, 2001-2007 * Year No.
Since the onset of the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) epidemic in British cattle (Bos taurus) in 1986, novel SEs emerged in other animal species including domestic cats (1), a goat (2), primates (3), and several members of the families Bovidae and Felidae in zoos (4,5).
Hansen points out that the American form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has an important difference from its more dramatic British variant: The infected cows here just collapse and die; they don't exhibit drooling and staggering symptoms.
Chronic wasting disease is included briefly in a chapter on potential food pathogens, which makes the omission of bovine spongiform encephalopathy all the more striking.
Agriculture officials have refused a license request from Creekstone, which said Japanese customers would buy its products if the company tested every animal processed at its Arkansas City plant for the brain-wasting disease, formally known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
That practice, which provided cheap protein for animal feed, is the main route of transmission of the misshapen proteins that cause mad cow disease, which is formally known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
OTTAWA -- OTTAWA, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A technical briefing on bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) will be held this afternoon in Ottawa at 1:00 p.
Mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy, has not been reported in the United States.
Food and Drug Administration's Web page on bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
biotechnology company Hematech, has succeeded in producing a cow embryo in which neither the bovine antibody gene nor the gene for the prions that are the cause of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) are present.
The single case of BSE, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy, found in an Alberta cow last May sent shockwaves through the entire agriculture industry, forcing borders to close, cash flow to slow and marketers to rethink their strategies for the coming year.

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