Pig Brain Defects Not Caused by BSE

UK - From their study published in BMC Veterinary Research, T. Konold from the Veterinary Laboratories Agency Weybridge and co-authors conclude that BSE-like defects in the brain of pigs are not caused by a transmissible agent. They raise the possibility that the BSE agent may produce a prion disease in pigs that remains undetected by current post-mortem tests.
calendar icon 14 October 2009
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