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Ongoing BSE cases linked to dirty feed bins

14 December 2005

UK - Veterinary scientists now believe that dirty feed bins are the most likely cause of cattle born after the end of July 1996 developing BSE. That was when a ban was introduced on the use of bonemeal, identified as the source of the BSE epidemic of the early 1990s, in ruminant rations. But a number of cattle born after the ban started - known as BARB (born after the reinforced ban) cases - have developed the brain disease BSE, linked since March 1996 with the fatal human condition CJD.

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Source: The Scotsman


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