[protection from bse : efforts, measures, success, and costs].by the mid 1980s, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (bse) emerged in the united kingdom (uk) and reached its peak in the early 1990s with up to 37,000 cases. in the year 2000, bse was diagnosed for the first time for a cow born in germany. since then, 413 cases of bse have been detected. about 10 years after the first bse cases were detected, variant creutzfeldt-jakob disease (vcjd), a new variant of creutzfeldt-jakob disease (cjd), was described in the uk. legal measures for protection from bse ...201020449555
breed predisposition for bse: epidemiological evidence in bavarian cattle.we present epidemiological data from bavaria that indicates that animals of the brown swiss (bs) cattle breed might be more susceptible to bse than animals from other breeds, both in terms of disease prevalence and length of the incubation period. bs animals were disproportionately represented among the bse cases (bs represented about 9% of the susceptible population but 27% of actual cases). bs were slaughtered at a higher age (5.8 years vs. 5.0 years for other breeds), and there is a higher pr ...200616739897
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