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Record number 428898
Title Eradicating BSE in goats
Author(s) Langeveld, J.P.M.; Bossers, A.
Source International Innovation (2012). - ISSN 2041-4552 - p. 100 - 102.
Department(s) CVI Infection Biology
Publication type Article in professional journal
Publication year 2012
Abstract The consortium has been interviewed by International Innovation, a monthly journal for decision makers, industry, stakeholders including farming sector. One highlight: "The developments made by GoatBSE will also facilitate the control of TSEs in goats. Scrapie and related infections of single animals currently necessitate the culling of entire herds, the results of which are extremely wasteful, evoke strong public outcry and severely damage the financial prospects of farmers. By reining in the impact of TSEs on goat populations through breeding programmes used to raise prion resistant animals, mass culls can be avoided. Thanks to GoatBSE, both consumers and producers will eventually benefit from healthier herds."
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