spongiform encephalopathy


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spongiform encephalopathy

[‚spən·jə‚fȯrm in‚sef·ə′läp·ə·thē]
(medicine)
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BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) is one of the most common neurological disorder found in cattle that results from a transmissible agent called a prion.
Molecular discrimination of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy strains from a geographical region spanning a wide area in Europe.
Buhlke's comments were issued in response to an appeal filed by USDA regarding the March 29, 2007 federal court decision handed down in Creekstone's favor regarding voluntary testing for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) commonly referred to as "mad cow" disease.
Researchers have found that prions are responsible for similar diseases in several species: for example, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in people; bovine spongiform encephalopathy, also known as mad cow disease, in cows; and chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and elk.
Like the eternal riddle of which came first, the chicken or the egg, some scientists have pondered the source of the first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy. Possible candidates include sheep scrapie or previously unrecognized sporadic bovine transmissible spongiform encephalopathy.
Like the eternal riddle of which came first, the chicken or the egg, some scientists ponder the source of the first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy. Perhaps that first case came when the remains of a human infected with transmissible spongiform encephalopathy ended up in animal feed.
Today's meeting of the Commission's veterinary experts will confirm satisfactory progress has been made in controlling the disease since the industry was rocked by Government confirmation in March 1996 of a possible link between Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) and CJD, a similar disease in humans.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency conducted tests confirming that the four-year-old dairy cow had bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
CJD, which strikes one in one million people, is also known as spongiform encephalopathy, and one form, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (also known as mad cow disease), can be transmitted to humans who have eaten contaminated beef.
The border had been closed since May 20, 2003, since the detection of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in an Alberta cow.
Called "spongiform encephalopathy," but also known as "chronic wasting disease" (CWD), it was first discovered in 1967 on a Colorado wildlife research facility.
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.