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Bovine spongiform encephalopathy: case-control studies of calf feeding practices and meat and bonemeal inclusion in proprietary concentrates.
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PMID:  1620965     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Following the identification of meat and bonemeal as the most likely source of exposure for the occurrence of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Great Britain case-control studies were initiated to investigate this hypothesis. These involved a comparison of the consumption of specific proprietary calf feedstuffs, and whether or not meat and bonemeal had been included, between animals born in 1983-84 in BSE-unaffected herds and confirmed cases of BSE also born in 1983-84. The feeding of proprietary concentrates containing meat and bonemeal was found to be a statistically significant risk factor for the occurrence of BSE. These studies therefore support the initial hypothesis that BSE occurred as a result of exposure to a scrapie-like agent via meat and bonemeal.
J W Wilesmith; J B Ryan; W D Hueston
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in veterinary science     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0034-5288     ISO Abbreviation:  Res. Vet. Sci.     Publication Date:  1992 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-06     Completed Date:  1992-08-06     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401300     Medline TA:  Res Vet Sci     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, New Haw, Weybridge, Surrey.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Feed / adverse effects*
Bone and Bones
Case-Control Studies
Encephalopathy, Bovine Spongiform / etiology*
Meat / adverse effects*

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