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  1. photo The Return of the Vegetarian Cannibal: Mad Cow Disease Discovered in CaliforniaThe Return of the Vegetarian Cannibal: Mad Cow Disease Discovered in CaliforniaArticle
    into cattle feed. Mad cow (bovine spongiform encephalopathy or BSE) most commonly occurs in the tissue of cows where the disease-causing “misfolded proteins” (or “prions”) are found. It is fatal to cowsRead more
  2. photo Mad cow disease on the riseMad cow disease on the riseNews
    Mad cow disease, more correctly known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), is a transmittable disease that affects the nervous systems of cows. The human version of this disease, knownRead more
  3. photo More than a ton of factory farmed beef recently recalledMore than a ton of factory farmed beef recently recalledNews
    parts of the animal's nervous system that can ultimately lead to mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy. Just one month prior, a Michigan-based meat-processing plant, Wolverine Packing CoRead more
  4. photo Will the USDA's New Livestock Tagging Really Prevent Disease?Will the USDA's New Livestock Tagging Really Prevent Disease?Article
    has proposed similar rules in the past—beginning in the early 1990s and again in 2003 after 3 cases of “mad cow disease,” bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) were discovered in the U.S. Under the newRead more
  5. photo 2 Dairies Under Quarantine After Mad Cow Discovery2 Dairies Under Quarantine After Mad Cow DiscoveryArticle
    Angeles and is the largest milk producing county in the state. Keep in touch with Jill on Twitter @jillettinger Image: Emmett Tullos III Tagged: bovine spongiform encephalopathy , BSERead more
  6. photo MMR vaccine contains recombinant HUMAN albuminMMR vaccine contains recombinant HUMAN albuminNews
    as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), is a transmittable disease that affects the nervous systems of cows. Theversion of this disease, known as variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), is thoughtRead more
  7. photo Vaccines to be made from human cancer tumorsVaccines to be made from human cancer tumorsNews
    Spongiform Encephalopathy, mad cow disease) is really, in terms of sensitivity, of detection, pretty poor" (Dr.C)Doctors and the public may say "Oh, my God"!"How is this group (of vaccines) going to be ableRead more
  8. photo Serving Spoiled Meat to LawmakersServing Spoiled Meat to LawmakersArticle
    means the company failed to comply with USDA regulations. Tongue tissue may be infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad-cow disease). No worries, guys. It’s a Class II recall, which meansRead more
  9. photo What’s the Beef? Is the USDA Doing Enough to Control an Outbreak of Mad Cow Disease?What’s the Beef? Is the USDA Doing Enough to Control an Outbreak of Mad Cow Disease?Article
    positive for mad cow disease (bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE). Since Japan’s discovery of its first case in 2001, it has tested every cow for the disease before allowing it to enter the food supplyRead more

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Bovine spongiform encephalopathy

Disease

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disease (encephalopathy) in cattle that causes a spongy degeneration in the brain and spinal cord. BSE has a long incubation period, about 2.5 to 8 years, usually affecting adult cattle at a peak age onset of four to five years, all breeds being equally susceptible. In the United Kingdom, the...More