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Scrapie, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), and chronic wasting disease (CWD) are prion diseases in ruminants with considerable impact on animal health and welfare. They can also pose a risk to human health and control is therefore an important issue. Prion protein (PrP) genetics may be used to control and eventually eradicate animal prion diseases. The PrP gene in sheep and other representatives of the order Artiodactyles has many polymorphisms of which several are crucial determinants of susceptibility to prion diseases, also known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE). This review will present the current understanding of PrP genetics in ruminants highlighting similarity and difference between the species in the context of TSE.
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Goat BSE II:: Proposal for improvement of goat TSE discriminate diagnosis and susceptibility based assessment of BSE infectivity in goat-milk and meat
Goldmann, W., Foster, J. & Ryan, K.
1/04/11 → 30/11/12
Goat BSE I: Proposal for improvement of goat TSE discriminative diagnosis and susceptability based assessment of BSE in goat milk and meat - goat BSE
1/05/08 → 30/11/10