impact of bse on livestock production system.the small number of bse cases diagnosed in italy from january 2001 to 12 september 2001 (a total of 28, one every 9000 head) does not allow for a statistical analysis of the relationship between this disease and the livestock systems. however, some indications can be noted: (a) only dairy cattle, which represent three-quarters of the cattle raised in italy, are involved; (b) 58% of the cases belong to medium-large farms that breed 27% of all head; (c) 13 out of 28 cases are 5-year-old animals an ...200314535367
the bse emergency in lombardy. 200314535370
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