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BSE
A summary

In the introduction you'll be informed about the history of BSE:

The first case happens in 1732 when a sheep has got scrapie (BSE of sheep). The first BSE case in UK is observed in 1985 and diagnosed in 1986. UK has had 182.000 cases of BSE since 1986. In the year 2000 there is the first BSE case in Germany.

In the next part we want to put stress on the reasons for BSE:

Today people think that bone meal is the reason for BSE. Another name for bone meal is animal feeding stuff. The feeding of bone meal  is forbidden in Germany since 1st December 2000 .

Then we want to tell you something about the different forms of BSE:

BSE is fatal brain disease of cattle. TSE is a universal disease in a lot of animals.
Example: sheep, cats, monkeys, guinea pigs and other animals.
As far as sheep are concerned they have got their own name for TSE: Scrapie

In the end we want to give an outlook at the consequences of BSE:

The butchers say that the turnover of beef has backed very hard. Many people change to pork or other meat. People want to have safe meat and pay much more money for a higher quality. Now it is time for the bio-farmers.

Composed by the MMDMs 4th March 2001
Mario, Marc, Daniel, Manuel


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