bovine spongiform encephalopathy

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bovine spongiform encephalopathy:

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, abnormal form of a protein found in mammals, now generally believed to cause a group of diseases known as prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, which are rare progressive degenerative neurological disorders.
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Europe dominates the spongiform encephalopathy market owing to the high prevalence of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in European region, support provided by government bodies for research & development and improvement in reimbursement policies in healthcare will drive the market in Europe region
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meatpacking companies to test their animals for bovine spongiform encephalopathy, Creekstone Farms Premium Beef based is intent on pursuing its right to privately test its cattle.
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