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Encephalopathy, Bovine Spongiform

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Description of Encephalopathy, Bovine Spongiform

Encephalopathy, Bovine Spongiform: A transmissible spongiform encephalopathy of cattle associated with abnormal prion proteins in the brain. Affected animals develop excitability and salivation followed by ATAXIA. This disorder has been associated with consumption of SCRAPIE infected ruminant derived protein. This condition may be transmitted to humans, where it is referred to as variant or new variant $CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB SYNDROME$. (Vet Rec 1998 Jul 25;143(41):101-5).
Source: MeSH 2007

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