Monitoring of clinical signs in goats with transmissible spongiform encephalopathies

  title={Monitoring of clinical signs in goats with transmissible spongiform encephalopathies},
  author={Timm Konold and Gemma E Bone and Laura J. Phelan and Marion M Simmons and Lorenzo Gonz{\'a}lez and S{\'i}lvia S{\'i}so and Wilfred Goldmann and Saira Cawthraw and Steve Hawkins},
  booktitle={BMC veterinary research},
BACKGROUND As there is limited information about the clinical signs of BSE and scrapie in goats, studies were conducted to describe the clinical progression of scrapie and BSE in goats and to evaluate a short clinical protocol for its use in detecting scrapie-affected goats in two herds with previously confirmed scrapie cases. Clinical assessments were carried out in five goats intracerebrally infected with the BSE agent as well as five reported scrapie suspects and 346 goats subject to cull… CONTINUE READING
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