bovine spongiform encephalopathy

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bovine spongiform encephalopathy

n. Abbr. BSE
A fatal degenerative brain disease of cattle, caused by a prion that can be transmitted to humans who consume infected beef. Also called mad cow disease.

bovine spongiform encephalopathy

(Veterinary Science) the full name for BSE

bo′vine spon′gi•form encephalop′athy

(ˈspʌn dʒəˌfɔrm)
a fatal dementia of cattle, thought to be caused by the prion proteins implicated in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Also called mad cow disease.

bovine spon·gi·form en·ceph·a·lop·a·thy

(spŭn′jĭ-fôrm′ ĕn-sĕf′ə-lŏp′ə-thē)
جنون البقر
nemoc šílených krav
encefalopatía espongiforme bovina
encéphalopathie spongiforme bovine
Encephalopathia spongiforme bovin
encefalopatia spongiforme bovina
encephalopathia spongiformis bovina
galvijų kempiškoji encefalopatijakempinligė
boviene spongiforme encefalopathiedollekoeienziektegekkekoeienziekte
gąbczasta encefalopatia bydła
choroba šialených kráv
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she would have scorned to do it, if she had been spitted on the horns of a mad cow. I did, though: I vociferated curses enough to annihilate any fiend in Christendom; and I got a stone and thrust it between his jaws, and tried with all my might to cram it down his throat.
Mad cow disease can be described as "a transmissible, slowly progressive, degenerative, and fatal disease affecting the central nervous system of adult cattle," according to health news website ( WebMD .
Abdulezel Dogani, Deputy Director of the Food and Veterinary Agency, stressed that the mad cow disease can be confirmed solely when the animal is killed and once it is confirmed, by all European and world standards, the meat cannot be sold either at home or abroad.
BEIRUT: Lebanon will not impose a blanket ban on Brazilian beef following a suspected case of atypical mad cow disease in one state there, a senior Agriculture Ministry official said.
The first case of mad cow disease in Japan was reported in 2001.
The inspectors might not be able to visit a California farm where the latest case of mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), was found, because the farm has yet to approve such a visit, the ministry said in a statement.
Magee said the city resident who died had classic CJD, not mad cow disease, which is much rarer.
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that USDA has the authority to regulate testing for bovine spongiform encephalitis, better known as mad cow. The Kansas-based meatpacking plant Creekstone Farms had sued for the right to test and label its meat as "tested for BSE." While the company won a suit in a lower court, the appeals court ruling overturns that earlier decision.
In December 2003, inspectors in Washington state discovered the first domestic case of mad cow disease (the animal was later determined to be from Canada).
Infectious proteins called prions cause mad cow disease, scrapie in sheep, and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in people.
Creekstone's filing also maintains that the company is seeking to test 100 percent of its beef for mad cow disease to enhance its brand reputation and to make it possible to sell beef for higher prices in both domestic and foreign markets.
The spread of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), or "mad cow disease," is the most prominent mantra of the USDA when promoting the NAIS.