Strain typing of German transmissible spongiform encephalopathies field cases in small ruminants by biochemical methods.

@article{Gretzschel2005StrainTO,
  title={Strain typing of German transmissible spongiform encephalopathies field cases in small ruminants by biochemical methods.},
  author={Anja Gretzschel and Anne Buschmann and Martin Eiden and Ute Ziegler and Gesine L{\"u}hken and Georg Erhardt and Martin H Groschup},
  journal={Journal of veterinary medicine. B, Infectious diseases and veterinary public health},
  year={2005},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={55-63}
}
Following the implementation of a large scale transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) surveillance programme of small ruminants, evidence for a natural transmission of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) to a French goat has been found. During the years 2002-2004, a massive TSE rapid testing programme on >250,000 small ruminants was carried out in Germany. In this national survey, 186 scrapie-affected sheep were found which originated from 78 flocks. The majority of these cases were… CONTINUE READING