Cattle disease might be unknown strain of BSE

June 2006
Farmers Weekly;6/2/2006, Vol. 144 Issue 22, p8
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This article reveals that scientists across Europe and the U.S. are following the emergence of a new Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy in cattle that could be a new strain of BSE. At an international conference on prion diseases in domestic livestock, scientists from France and Italy described how the disease had been detected in a small number of cattle ranging from five to 15 years old. The strain differs from BSE in that it has a longer incubation time and is consequently being found in older cattle.


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