What has the Government done to reduce the risk of BSE?
Since July 1988 the use of cow and sheep remains in farm feed has been banned by the Government. In 1989 the use of ‘specified bovine offals’ or SBOs from cows over six months old for human consumption (which includes the spleen, brain, intenstines, spinal cord and tonsils) was also banned. It was judged that these parts of cattle posed the greatest risk to humans, as the infectious agent of BSE is ordinarily concentrated in these areas.
- What is BSE?
- What causes BSE?
- How does the disease progress?
- What are the symptoms of BSE?
- Is there a test for BSE?
- When did the BSE outbreak occur?
- What was the epidemic caused by?
- How is the disease transmitted?
- Where did BSE originate?
- What has the Government done to reduce the risk of BSE?
- Can other animals suffer from BSE?
- Can humans suffer from BSE?