Stanley T. Omaye

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)—also known as mad cow disease—is one of several neurodegenerative diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). It is a fatal brain disease in cattle that may develop spontaneously or originate from feeding by-products of beef and other ruminants. It has not been detected in cattle of U.S. origin. However, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration acknowledge regulatory gaps in testing cattle and managing anima…

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