11 Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Related Diseases

  title={11 Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Related Diseases},
  author={N. W. Nathanson and John W. Wilesmith and Gerald A. H. Wells and Christian Griot},
In Great Britain, a previously unrecognized neurologic disease in cattle was first defined in 1986, on the basis of a constellation of clinical signs associated with characteristic pathologic changes in the brain (Wells et al. 1987). There was the insidious onset of altered behavior (either fear or sometimes aggressive responses), ataxia (incoordinated gait with falling), and dysesthia or reflex hyperesthesia (abnormal responses to touch and sound). The relentless progression of these symptoms… CONTINUE READING

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