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Mad Cow Disease
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Mad Cow Disease Scientific Name: Bovine Spongiform Encepalopathy It is found on any type of animal that is cloven hoofed such as: pigs, sheep, and cattle Sheep: Scrapie Spongiform Encepalopathy. There is a Human form: Creutzfeldt-Jakobs Disease
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Cause: Feeding cattle/animal bi-products such as meat-n- bone mill that has an infected prion in it. Prion -an infected cell with no nucleus that gets in an animals brain and destroys it by eating away at the brain causing small holes. It does not have any life-like functions
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Symptoms: Loss of balance Staggering Drunkenness  Loss of appetite Animals tend to become  aggressive Foaming at the mouth
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Prevention: Don’t feed cattle animal bi- products Watch to make sure you are feeding your animals safe feeds
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Unformatted text preview: Always vaccinate cattle properly Agency Prevention: USDA requires all imported meat to be inspected. US will not import cattle from Britain. Animals suspected of the disease are quarantined. Effects On the U.S. Caused great worries for many beef consumers. Caused cattle ranchers to take many precautionary steps. Although this disease has been found in the Europe, it has not been known to be in the US. Millions of dollars have been allocated to ensure a safe domestic supply of beef. Working Bibliography Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy . 2001. Health and Human Services Dept. Rampton, Sheldon Mad Cow USA . Monroe: Common Courage Press, 1997. Straiton, Eddie. Cattle Ailments . Ramsbury: The Crowood Press, 1997....
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