A stochastic model to estimate the prevalence of scrapie in Great Britain using the results of an abattoir-based survey.

@article{Webb2001ASM,
  title={A stochastic model to estimate the prevalence of scrapie in Great Britain using the results of an abattoir-based survey.},
  author={Cerian R Webb and John W. Wilesmith and Marion M Simmons and Linda J. Hoinville},
  journal={Preventive veterinary medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={51 3-4},
  pages={269-87}
}
In 1997/1998, an abattoir survey was conducted to determine the likely exposure of the human population to transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) infection in sheep submitted for slaughter in Great Britain. The survey examined brain material from 2809 sheep processed through British abattoirs. Sampling was targeted by age: 45% of animals tested were > or =15 months old. All samples of adequate quality (98%) were tested for signs of scrapie infection using histopathology and scrapie… CONTINUE READING

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