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This contract for the acquisition and delivery of 2 reagents for screening EEST (transmissible subacute spongiform encephalopathy).
Published in the August issue of the American Journal of Pathology, the study sought to find out more about the early incubation period of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, which is a fatal disease in cattle that causes portions of the cows' brains to turn sponge-like.
Histopathologic analysis showed severe spongiform changes in the brains of the 4 IC-inoculated mouse lemurs (Figure 2, panel A).
This government report on current and proposed safeguards against the outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy ("Mad Cow Disease") focuses on measures introduced by the US Department of Agriculture and the FDA as a response to three documented cases in North America since 2003.
According to the Food and Drug Center for Food & Nutrition, prions are associated with a group of diseases called Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs).
However, some prion diseases can pass between species--bovine spongiform encephalopathy has killed people, for example.
She said the meeting will be open to members of the public to provide an opportunity to see how the committee operates and to raise understanding of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies - brain diseases affecting animals and man which are caused by infectious agents.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is a rare type of spongiform encephalopathy.
com recently reported that officials with the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) panel on biological hazards has concluded that category 1 animal byproducts -- those that could potentially spread such diseases as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as "mad cow disease," and its variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) -- can be safely processed into biodiesel fuel.
In 1986, scientists discovered the disease was a type of spongiform encephalopathy (in-SEH-fuh-LAH-puh-thee), a category of diseases that destroys neurons and leaves small holes in the brain.
Most policies covering agribusiness specifically exclude mad cow disease or Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy from policies, leaving it up to niche underwriters such as General Fire & Casualty' and Denver-based Farm Credit Services Inc.
Italian scientists have confirmed that two cattle have been identified as carriers of a spontaneous form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) that has so far not been discovered.