Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), regularly known as distraught dairy animals infection, is a lethal neurodegenerative ailment (encephalopathy) in steers that causes a supple degeneration in the cerebrum and spinal line.
BSE has a long brooding period, around 2.5 to 8 years, generally influencing grown-up steers at a top age onset of four to five years, all breeds being just as powerless. BSE is brought about by a misfolded proteinâa prion. In the United Kingdom, the nation most noticeably bad influenced, more than 180,000 steers have been tainted and 4.4 million butchered.
Until now, only 133 cases were found in Belgium. The last Belgian case was detected in 2006. In 2012: Belgium is listed among the countries with a negligible BSE risk (OIE Resolution N° 16, 80th General Session May 2012) and in 2013: Belgium tops testing on healthy animals in the slaughter house (1 January 2013).