Spongiform Encephalopathy (Epidemics)
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) or Mad Cow Disease, degenerative brain disorder of cattle. Symptoms in cows include loss of coordination and a typical
staggering gait. Affected animals also show signs of senility, for example, lack of interest in their surroundings, the abandonment of routine habits, disinterest in feed and water, or unpredictable behavior. Affected cattle show symptoms when they are three to ten years old.
First identified in Britain in November 1986, over 170,000 cases have since been recorded there. …
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