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Bovine spongiform encephalopathy

Last Modified: Thu, 09 May 2019 08:37:54 IST
Disease name Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Bovine
Description Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is a fatal neurological disease of adult cattle. It is a transmissible prion disease.
Status in Ireland Controlled risk status
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Last atypical case in 2017. Last classical case in 2015.
DAFM Division Responsible SAT Division
Contact Paul Corkery SSVI
Legislation https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:02001R0999-20180730&qid=1537795616593&from=EN
Link to relevant external website http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/animalhealthwelfare/diseasecontrol/bse/
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
OIE Listed Yes
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/en/animal-health-in-the-world/animal-diseases/Bovine-spongiform-encephalopathy/
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