bovine spongiform encephalitis


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Related to bovine spongiform encephalitis: mad cow disease
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Noun1.bovine spongiform encephalitis - a fatal disease of cattle that affects the central nervous systembovine spongiform encephalitis - a fatal disease of cattle that affects the central nervous system; causes staggering and agitation
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
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As a byproduct of beef industry, FBS supply is complicated by health concern such as BSE (bovine spongiform encephalitis), FMD (foot and mouth disease) and rinderpest, to name a few (Invitrogen online).
Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is known as the human form of mad cow disease because it is caused by the same prion responsible for bovine spongiform encephalitis - mad cow disease.
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.

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