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Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies in food animals. Human food safety and animal feed safety concerns for veterinarians.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9532667     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article presents a brief overview of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) using examples of diseases that provide evidence supporting oral transmission of the agent. Agent theories are described briefly in general terms. Scrapie, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), chronic wasting disease, and transmissible mink encephalopathy are discussed to improve disease recognition by the food animal practitioner. Control programs for scrapie and BSE are described and the role of the veterinarian in animal feed and human food safety is related to TSEs.
K A Godon; J Honstead
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0749-0720     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Clin. North Am. Food Anim. Pract.     Publication Date:  1998 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-05-07     Completed Date:  1998-05-07     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511905     Medline TA:  Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  49-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Veterinary Medicine, United States Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Maryland, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Feed / standards
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome / etiology*
Encephalopathy, Bovine Spongiform / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  etiology
Food Supply / standards
Goat Diseases / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  etiology
PrPSc Proteins / chemistry
Prion Diseases / etiology,  transmission*
Prions / physiology
Scrapie / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  etiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/PrPSc Proteins; 0/Prions

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