Portugal sees first BSE outbreak since 2012

By Georgi Gyton contact

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Epidemiology, Oie

Portugal has previously suffered problems with BSE, but had had no cases reported last year
Portugal has previously suffered problems with BSE, but had had no cases reported last year
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has been discovered in Portugal, marking the first case of the disease since June 2012.

A report was submitted to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on 28 November, following the discovery of BSE in one cow – in Dume, Braga – which has since been destroyed. Another 31 were flagged up as being susceptible.

According to the OIE, a work male animal of a national autochthonous breed (born in 1998) was tested under the surveillance plan on the issue of emergency slaughter.

It added that epidemiological investigation is ongoing.

Related topics: Livestock, Others, Industry & Markets, Beef

Related news

Show more

Related products

show more

The unique natural anti-oxidant for meat applications

The unique natural anti-oxidant for meat applications

Kancor Ingredients Limited | 28-Feb-2019 | Technical / White Paper

Fresh meat is preferred in bright red colour but is highly prone to oxidation and is colour sensitive to extracts. Kancor’s OxiKan R, a highly refined...

Microbiological safety of raw-fermented sausages

Microbiological safety of raw-fermented sausages

Jungbunzlauer | 18-Feb-2019 | Technical / White Paper

Raw-fermented sausages are prone to the contamination with pathogens such as Salmonella and Listeria. Jungbunzlauer gives a new impetus to the exploration...

Related suppliers

Follow us

Products

View more

Webinars