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Montevideo, November 16th 2018 - 13:53 UTC

Tag: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

  • Tuesday, October 23rd 2018 - 08:28 UTC

    Scottish government confirms case of “mad cow” in a Aberdeenshire farm

    BSE devastated the British farming industry in the 1990s with more than four million cattle slaughtered to stop the spread of the disease

    The Scottish government has confirmed a case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) on a farm in Aberdeenshire. Movement restrictions have been put in place at the farm, while further investigations are carried out, the government said in a statement.

  • Friday, May 25th 2018 - 09:06 UTC

    Relief in Brazil after recovering free of FMD with vaccination OIE status

    Brazil’s access to many top-tier markets had remained limited by concerns over the introduction of the contagious FMD disease in cloven-hoofed ruminants.

    The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) declared Brazil free of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) with vaccination on Thursday, opening new export prospects for the world’s largest beef exporter. The OIE already considered most of Brazil to be free of foot-and-mouth with vaccination. The declaration, which the government had been expecting since the start of the year, extends certification to the whole country.